Top Chef at Sea is set to return onboard Celebrity Cruises with programming across the fleet, save for Celebrity Xpedition, and a new theme cruise featuring chefs from the hit reality television show. On every sailing, interactive Quickfire Challenges and a Top Chef Night will be featured, and on the Top Chef at Sea Signature Sailing, brand new activities will be available for cruise guests to enjoy.
Onboard Quickfire Challenges allow guests to compete just like the cheftestants on TV against fellow passengers. Putting their culinary skills to the test, challenges include preparing an entire entrée alongside one of the ship’s chefs. Top Chef Night will additionally allow everyone onboard the opportunity to sample culinary creations from the Top Chef cast in the main dining room.
On a special Signature Sailing scheduled for November 14, 2015 onboard the Celebrity Reflection, travelers will set sail for the eastern Caribbean with Doug Adams, Nina Compton, Chris Crary, Tiffany Derry, Gregory Gourdet, and Ash Fulk from Top Chef. New for this year are Dual Cooking Demonstrations where two chefs will compete, preparing dishes, describing them and taking questions along the way. The audience will then decide on the winner. Also new are Chef-Hosted Shore Excursions where, for an additional fee, guests can join some of the chefs to explore the destination with them.
Returning activities include the following as described by Celebrity Cruises:
Meet & Greets: Just one opportunity to hobnob with the chefs, take photos, and ask questions.
Quickfire Challenge: Three teams, guided by a Top Chef chef, will battle against each other in a series of culinary challenges (everything from peeling potatoes to preparing an entrée). Fellow guests in the audience will determine the winner.
Top Chef Night in the Main Restaurant: This interactive dining experience is hosted by the chefs and features full menus of dishes they created.
Private Cooking Classes (additional fee required): The six chefs will each host a private cooking class. After the learning is done, the group will savor a delicious lunch in one of our specialty restaurants.
Private Dinners (additional fee required): The chefs will each host a private dinner that features a complete menu of dishes created by the hosting chef. This mouthwatering event will be held in one of our specialty restaurants.
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