P&O Cruises Food Heroes


P&O Cruises is known for its exceptional culinary experiences onboard. As part of their commitment to delivering delicious and diverse cuisine, P&O Cruises has partnered with renowned chefs. Often referred to as “Food Heroes”,  these culinary experts bring their expertise and passion for food to create unique dining experiences for passengers.

The line works with these exceptional chefs and wine experts to bring guests innovative, delicious menus and exclusive foodie experiences. P&O Cruises also knows that one of the best ways to explore a destination is to try the dishes that tell stories of the history, culture, and lives of the locals. That’s why the line collaborates with leading native chefs to bring these authentic dining experiences to Arvia and Iona.

Get up close to the Food Heroes and discover tips and tricks, hear tales from their careers, and enjoy exceptional food and wine. Will you join Marco Pierre White as he hosts live cooking demos or learn the top tips for the tastiest tapas from acclaimed Spanish chef José Pizarro in an exclusive Q&A? Perhaps you’ll let Olly Smith guide you through his selection of wines?

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Who Are The P&O Cruises Food Heroes

Shivi Ramoutar

With her dishes for Arvia, Shivi brings the bold flavours and joyful style of Caribbean food to new audiences. While adding personal touches that reflect her own journey. She’s considered the queen of contemporary Caribbean cooking.

Kjartan Skjelde

MasterChef Norway judge, Kjartan will be sharing his love for the wild and traditional ingredients of his homeland with his six-course tasting menu in Epicurean. He’s a huge fan of seasonal ingredients and cooking with fresh fish.

José Pizarro

Renowned Spanish chef, José Pizarro will share his top tips for the perfect tapas. As well as his love of Spanish ingredients. All of which guests can discover in The Glass House. Originally from Cáceres in western Spain, he now has four successful restaurants in London and a gastropub in Surrey.

Olly Smith

As a Food Hero for P&O Cruises, Olly has curated an extensive wine list for the ships, offering passengers a variety of options to complement their dining experiences. He’s P&O Cruises resident wine expert and has been heading up their speciality restaurant and wine bar The Glass House for over 10 years.

Marco Pierre White

He took the restaurant scene by storm when he became the youngest ever chef to be awarded three Michelin stars! Now the godfather of British cooking will be on selected cruises to show you how it’s done. Marco will offer live cooking demos and exclusive Q&As. And as patron of The Cookery Club, Marco will also host masterclasses and dinners when on board Britannia.

p&o cruises Food Heroes

These Food Heroes, along with other talented chefs and experts, contribute to the culinary diversity and high-quality dining experience offered by P&O Cruises. They are ideal for foodies and those looking to experience and explore tastes and flavours new to their tastebuds.

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