Maritime Meals: Silversea to Offer Relais & Châteaux Cooking School

Silversea Cruises will offer 10 voyages this year featuring the Relais & Châteaux L'École des Chefs interactive cooking school, offering guests culinary curriculum and events hosted by Silversea culinary trainer David Bilsland.

Educated in classic French cooking, Bilsland's career includes several years as a chef instructor at the Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in London. He presents a program developed in collaboration with Jacques Thorel, the owner of L'Auberge Bretonne and a consulting Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux. 
The curriculum for each of these cruises is carefully designed to celebrate the cultural flavor of the ship's itinerary with highlights including workshops on basic knife skills and kitchen terminology to sauces and baking.

Guests will also enjoy cooking demonstrations with wine pairings and interactive Q&A sessions, lively cooking competitions between Chef Bilsland and the ship's own culinary team, a "Lunch and Learn" event offering small groups of guests a chance to sample a meal of specially prepared dishes, and "Take It Home" recipes that will give guests an edge when entertaining at home. 

Also offered on certain voyages, when the itinerary permits, is a "Market to the Plate" experience that provides an escorted tour of a local market followed by a cooking class.

Click here to discover L'École des Chefs voyages for 2011: