Culinary Travel: Vietnam, Italy and South Africa are some of the regions offered.
Traveling gourmets will love the new line of adventures cooked up by Cox & Kings. Inspired by the TV show MasterChef, from Vietnam to South Africa, travelers are escorted by the program’s former winners and fan-favorite contestants to destinations that reflect each home cook’s background and ethnic influences.
There are five journeys, with four that feature chef-led tours and hands-on cooking lessons. Upcoming chef-led tours feature Season Three winner Christine Ha, Season Four winner Luca Manfe, Season One winner Whitney Miller and Season Three contestant Felix Fang.
Vietnam with Christine Ha, winner of Season Three: Guests will travel from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City via Da Nang and Hue and learn about Christine’s Vietnamese-influenced dishes, as she hosts an exclusive cooking course and street food tour. This journey is offered from October 5-12.
Italy with Luca Manfe, winner of Season Four: Travelers will discover Italy’s Food Valley and Tuscan wine country through Luca’s eyes, when he hosts a full day of wine and food tastings. The itinerary will be inspired by his cooking style, which will feature a strong European influence, along with a hands-on cooking course. This journey is offered from September 9-15.
South Africa with Whitney Miller, winner of Season One: Cape Town and the Winelands are an ideal destination for an exotic foodie experience, and travelers will spend time with Whitney. Hands-on cooking classes and a tasting tour will be offered. A three-day safari at the Timbavati Private Game Reserve within Greater Kruger National Park can be added to this itinerary for an additional cost. This journey is offered from June 15-22.
Hawaii with Felix Fang, contestant on Season Three: This Hawaiian culinary journey explores Maui, along with the island’s culinary hot spot of Kula. Guests can master the art of Hawaiian sling fishing and delve into Felix’s culinary world. The journey is offered from September 6-10.