On our last cruise we took one of the cooking classes offered on the Statendam. The cost of the class was $29. The class is limited to 12 and you are broke up into teams of three. Prepare 4 dishes with the help of the Chef and culinary host. You receive an apron and a lunch in the Pinnacle grill. The lunch is what you prepared in class as you are not allowed to eat what is cooked (health regulations). Wine is served with lunch. We had a great time and I thing it is a good value. Has anyone else took these classes and did you have a good time?
We have not done this on a cruise ship itself, but we have done this on a Carnival cruise line shore excursion in Mexico of all places. It was a hoot and we loved it. No, we did not experience any stomach problems.
We also have done this on land at a nearby college with another couple where we took classes for several weeks and took home what we cooked. Again, it was a wonderful experience. We learned a lot and had a fun experience.
Whenever possible, we do attend all the HAL cooking demonstrations on board but not the classes that you mentioned. The Culinary Arts Center is one of the reasons that we enjoy HAL so much. .
Don't they have the free version anymore ? We sat in the studio kitchen and watched as the chef prepared a meal. Truth is, though interesting and fun, they wanted us to buy the cookbook.
BAK1061, yes they still have the cooking demonstrations for free. They are still a lot of fun. They pass out the recipes for what is being prepared that day. I rarely miss one.
it sounds fun, but I'm more for the wine or whiskey tasting