Introducing our Food Heroes

Great food lies at the heart of a great holiday

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 when they travel on board.

Our top Food Hero cruises...

Marco Pierre White

The godfather of British cooking

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.

On-board activities with Marco Pierre White >

Olly Smith

Wine adventures you'll love

The irrepressible, award-winning wine expert and passionate foodie, Olly Smith heads up The Glass House restaurant and bar with P&O Cruises where 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.

On-board activities with Olly Smith >

Eric Lanlard

Make a date with a master pâtissier

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.

On-board experiences with Eric Lanlard >