Seabourn has confirmed its partnership with American chef and restaurateur Thomas Keller.
Keller is behind a trio of Michelin-starred restaurants - The French Laundry, Per Se, and Bouchon - and will bring his talent in French and American cuisine to the cruise line in 2015, adding new flavors and flair to complement Seabourn's cuisine.
Chef Keller will develop an array of dishes, ranging from appetizers to entrees to desserts for multiple dining venues aboard Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Sojourn, and Seabourn Quest beginning early fall 2015.
In addition, Seabourn will partner with Keller to introduce a new signature restaurant that will be revealed early next spring on Seabourn Quest before being expanded to the entire fleet, including the line's two new ships.
Keller will also advise on various aspects of the line's culinary operations, sharing his expertise and vision.
"There is really no chef more accomplished or held in higher esteem than Chef Keller, and we are both honored and delighted to have a restaurateur of his stature take our onboard culinary offerings to an even higher level," said Seabourn President Richard Meadows. "His culinary talent and sophisticated cuisine are beyond compare and the perfect match for our guests. We have no doubt our guests will be as excited as we are to taste and enjoy Chef Keller's dishes on our ships."
"There's an inherent alignment of our philosophies, which makes our collaboration with Seabourn an exciting new opportunity for our restaurant group. We look forward to sharing our best practices and repertoire with Seabourn's outstanding culinary team," said Thomas Keller, Chef/Proprietor Thomas Keller Restaurant Group.