Big Time Guest Chefs Join Britannia’s Cookery Club

Matt Tebbutt

P&O Cruises has announced a number of new guest chefs on the Britannia this year. 

Host of BBC’s Saturday Kitchen, Matt Tebbutt; chef and author Sabrina Ghayour; award-winning chocolatier Paul A Young and Michelin-starred chef Robert Thompson will travel with P&O Cruises in 2019.

Each chef will offer interactive masterclasses in Britannia’s state-of-the-art Marco Pierre White Cookery Club where they will cook a range of seasonal and speciality dishes; hosted dinners where guests can enjoy three courses at the chef's table with paired wines as well as Q&A sessions and book signings. 

P&O Cruises president, Paul Ludlow, said: “Each of these vibrant, contemporary chefs have very different styles of cooking, they are all hugely successful and incredibly passionate about what they do. As the holiday company for anyone with an interest in food, I’m delighted that our guests will have the opportunity to meet with, and learn from, some of the most exciting chefs around while cooking up some truly extraordinary gourmet experiences. Holidays are made of memories such as these.” 

Among the chefs is Matt Tebbutt, who is said to be passionate about Modern British cooking, making the most of local, seasonal produce and getting back to nature by using wild and foraged foods.  

After university, he attended the prestigious Leith’s School of Food and Wine in London.

He then landed a traineeship with Marco Pierre White, followed by a stint of classic French cooking at Chez Bruce. Moving on to work for his hero Alistair Little, he picked up tips on high-quality, rustic cooking and seasonal ingredients.

Matt and his wife Lisa ran The Foxhunter in Nantyderry, for fourteen years, turning it into an award-winning restaurant with a daily-changing menu featuring local Welsh ingredients and Matt's foraging finds. Since he left the kitchen to focus on TV work, Matt has presented Market Kitchen on uktv Good Food, filmed eight series of Food Unwrapped on Channel 4 and now presents Saturday Kitchen for the BBC. He also presents Best Bites on BBC2 and recently filmed two series of Save Money: Good Food with Susanna Reid. 

Matt will be joining Britannia’s B907 seven-night The Netherlands, Belgium & Guernsey sailing departing 29 March, 2019. Select prices from £549 per person.

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