• Jeremy Ford: Top Chef California winner; Chef de Cuisine at the Matador Room in Miami, FLAlong with meeting the four cheftestants onboard, this year’s “Top Chef Signature Sailing” will also feature a new unrivaled culinary experience. This exclusive event will bring all of the talented chefs together to host a one-of-a-kind pop-up restaurant. Guests will be given this one-night opportunity to explore the cheftestant’s best dishes, prepared by them, and a chance to mingle with culinary artists once they’re done in the kitchen.
• Doug Adams: Top Chef Boston finalist; Chef de Cuisine at Portland Penny Diner in Oregon
• Tiffany Derry: Top Chef D.C. and Top Chef All-Stars finalist; Owner of TD Concepts, Inc.
• Ash Fulk: Top Chef Las Vegas contestant; a chef in NYC
Throughout the signature sailing, passengers can enjoy exclusive one-on-one experiences with the chefs by booking private cooking classes and chef-hosted shore excursions to polish their culinary techniques and get advice and tips from some of the best chefs at sea. The itinerary will also feature interactive cooking demonstrations. As the chefs turn up the heat and prepare their dishes, they will engage with audience members, answering questions and walking them through the preparation of their meal.
In addition to the “Top Chef Signature Sailing,” Celebrity will continue to offer interactive Quickfire Challenges and “Top Chef”-inspired menu evenings on its cruise vacations available fleetwide (excluding Celebrity Xpedition), for all sailings departing through June 2017. Quickfire Challenges will put guests in the spotlight to get a taste of the pressure the cheftestants experience on the popular series. Plus, guests can indulge in a selection of the dishes the judges raved about on the series at “Top Chef Night” in the main restaurant. Select exclusive events are subject to an additional fee.
Celebrity originally partnered with “Top Chef” in November 2014 to launch the “Top Chef at Sea” experience. The extension of “Top Chef at Sea” allows for guests to continually sail with Celebrity with endless culinary possibilities. For more details about “Top Chef at Sea,” visit celebritycruises.com/topchef. Bravo’s Emmy® and James Beard Award-winning “Top Chef” will return later this year for season 14.