Food Heroes

We know that great food lies at the heart of a great holiday. That’s why we work with the brightest lights of the culinary scene, our Food Heroes, to bring you innovative, delicious menus and exclusive foodie experiences. Enjoy a taste for the authentic on our carefully crafted Food Heroes shore experiences; a taste for the exquisite at our Food Heroes on-board dining venues; and a taste for discovery – be inspired by their skills at interactive cookery shows, masterclasses, private hosted dinners, and more.

Be inspired by the godfather of British cooking Marco Pierre White

 

Meet Marco Pierre White

 

Known the world over, Marco Pierre White has pushed the boundaries of cuisine for over 30 years. In the 1990s, he took the restaurant scene by storm, becoming the youngest ever chef to be awarded three Michelin stars. Today, Marco’s passion for serving up superb dishes continues with P&O Cruises. Marco’s innovative Gala Evening menus are a treat for all and as the patron of The Cookery Club on Britannia, Marco hosts masterclasses and dinners when on board, bringing his spirit to the whole experience. And you can even join Marco on authentic foodie experiences ashore. Join the iconic chef to discover the culinary landscape of handpicked ports of call.


Cruises featuring Marco Pierre White
On-board activities with Marco Pierre White

Wine adventures you’ll love with
Olly Smith

 

Meet Olly Smith

 

The irrepressible, award-winning wine expert and passionate foodie, Olly Smith heads up The Glass House restaurant and bar with P&O Cruises. In 2015 he was listed in Debrett’s 500, a celebration of Britain’s most inspiring and influential people. In The Glass House, he brings the world of wine to you – varieties from all four corners of the globe, by the glass, by the bottle, and if you fancy, by a plate of fabulous food. There are also helpful suggestions in the menu on how best to match your chosen wine with the food you order. And you can even join Olly on authentic foodie experiences ashore, to discover the culinary landscape of handpicked destinations.


Cruises featuring Olly Smith
On-board activities with Olly Smith

Make a date with master pâtissier
Eric Lanlard

 

Meet Eric Lanlard

 

Master pâtissier Eric Lanlard has earned himself an international reputation for superlative baked creations. He is, according to Vanity Fair magazine, one of the best pâtissiers in the world. Visit The Market Café and sample his fine pâtisseries and you’ll see why. Afternoon Tea by Eric Lanlard is also not to be missed. The playful reinvention of this British tradition takes teatime decadence to a new level, with creations such as porcini and pancetta éclairs and saffron and mango verrines. Eric also hosts masterclasses and dinners when on board, bringing his charisma to the whole experience. And you can even join him on foodie experiences ashore, to discover the culinary landscape of handpicked destinations.


Cruises featuring Eric Lanlard
On-board activities with Eric Lanlard

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