Carnival To Debut First Culinary Studio On Panorama

Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw

Carnival Cruise Line has announced that Carnival Kitchen, a hands-on culinary experience led by the line’s chefs, will make its debut on Carnival Panorama

Guests sailing on Carnival’s newest ship can enjoy more than 15 onboard cooking classes inspired by the expansive array of international cuisines showcased on the ship.

“We’re committed to providing our guests with memorable onboard experiences, and now, they’ll have the opportunity to explore the art of cooking alongside our incredible culinary team in a fun, informative and interactive atmosphere,” said Cyrus Marfatia, vice president of culinary and dining for Carnival Cruise Line.

“We’ve created a diverse selection of experiences that cater to every type of palate, so whether our guests want to learn how to master their favourite foods or want to try something new, Carnival Kitchen has it all.”

Sample Carnival Kitchen offerings include:

  • Carnival Classics Workshop Class with Dinner: participants will discover the secrets behind Carnival’s most beloved dishes including tuna tartare from Fahrenheit 555 steakhouse, saffron risotto from the Cucina del Capitano family-style Italian restaurant, and the cruise industry’s most popular dessert, Carnival’s warm chocolate melting cake. 
  • The Orient Unknown Class with Dinner: cruisers will explore the flavours of the Far East through savoury noodle dishes, silky soups, succulent satays and divine desserts that take participants on a journey through the cuisines of Thailand, Indonesia, The Philippines and more.
  • Cake Workshop: students will follow step-by-step instructions to create a confectionary masterpiece from layering and filling to using hand-made fondant, ornate and edible decorations and more.
  • Pasta Master Class: cruisers will explore the art of Italian cooking and prepare homemade pasta by mixing, rolling and molding fresh dough into creative and unique shapes, then pairing them with sauces from scratch.

Additional classes include sushi rolling, pizza making and pie baking, and participants have the opportunity to sample their creations. One-hour and two-hour morning, afternoon and early evening sessions are available primarily on sea days and can accommodate up to 18 guests at a time. Reservations can be made on Carnival.compre-cruise or at any restaurant once on board. 

Located on Deck 4 aft, Carnival Kitchen boasts nine marbled-granite cooking and prep stations with individual sinks, refrigerators and stove tops as well as all tools, utensils and ingredients necessary to create a memorable meal. The space is accented with white and grey pattern-tiled floors and steel ceilings and walls as well as a dedicated dining area within the Carnival Kitchen for guests in the evening classes to enjoy a themed sit-down dinner included in the price once the classes commence. Class prices range between US$30 and US$59, and Carnival Kitchen-branded items are available for purchase onboard.

A look at Carnival Kitchen can be viewed in the virtual video here.

Bruce Parkinson

Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief

An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.

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