I’ve been cruising since 1997. Every year to every two years, i go on a cruise. Cruising affords me and my family the opportunity to visit multiple countries at once and taste some of the best food ever. On our most recent cruise, my family had the pleasure of experiencing a modified version of Carnival Cruise Line Chef’s Table. The reason I say modified is because it was just my family on the tasting tour.
Carnival Cruise Line Chef’s Table is an add on experience where guests are privy to meet the chefs & go behind the scenes to the kitchen galley and also the 12 guests enjoy a specific menu of appetizers, main course and desserts.
I was pleased to meet Head chef, Sumanta, on Carnival Triumph. He and his staff were very excited to meet my family and I and tell us about the organization it takes to manage the feeding of the 1100 guests on board the Triumph.
Chef Sumanta told us he has a staff of 26 that manages all the cooking onboard the Triumph for the breakfast and dinner meals in the main dining room. Did y’all read that? 26! Yes there are only 26 team members on the cooking staff for the main dining rooms. Amazing….!
My family had the privilege of taking a tour of the kitchen galley and we were able to taste the food on the menu for the formal night. On a regular reservation only Chef’s Table Experience, the menu guests are delighted with an 8 course meal served with champagne and wine. This experience cost but the foodie in you will appreciate the experience.
The presentation of the whole night is not without a well thought out execution plan. From the way the chefs drizzle on the sauce to the way the strawberries are placed in the chocolate on the hazelnut chocolate cake dessert. No detail is left out.
If you are a foodie or seeking to have a unique experience on a Carnival cruise, I would recommend signing up for the Chef’s Table.
We took my 6 year old grandbaby. She definitely enjoyed getting the attention and being fed by Junior Hostess Sara but she wasn’t interested in trying the variety of food during the tasting. I caution you to know the level of involvement and attention your child would have attending a Chef’s Table.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this event/experience. Attend with an empty stomach because even though you are “tasting” you taste enough to get full.
Have you experienced Carnival Cruise Line Chef’s Table?