Corporate Executive Chef Michael Koertgen, Director of Culinary Operations Eric Bilodeau and Corporate Executive Chef Didier Lailheugue Participate in the ‘The Great Cruise Cookoff.’ (NCL photo)

Norwegian Cruise Line’s chefs compete to have their winning dish featured aboard Norwegian Prima

Three Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) chefs compete to have their winning dish featured aboard the recently launched Norwegian Prima. Watch them compete in the latest EMBARK with NCL episode, “The Great Cruise Cookoff” when it goes live on 15 September 2022 at 8 am Singapore time.

Source: NCL

The episode is hosted by Norwegian Prima Cruise Director Simon Akinwolere and NCL’s Senior Director of Culinary Development and Operations Christian Pratsch. Corporate Executive Chef Michael Koertgen, Director of Culinary Operations Eric Bilodeau, and Corporate Executive Chef Didier Lailheugue, are given 60 minutes to prepare three incredible dishes using three distinct ingredients. Once the time is up, the chefs will present their plates to be judged and proclaimed the winning chef of the very first Great Cruise Cookoff.

Get a front-row seat to this high-stakes cooking showdown as each competing chef steps up to the challenge, flexing their culinary skills and sharpening their knives to whip up three creative dishes for judging.  Only one winner will be proclaimed, earning them bragging rights and the honour of having their dish savoured by thousands of NCL guests around the world.

“We have a history of delivering some of the best cuisines at sea,” said Harry Sommer, Norwegian Cruise Line president, and chief executive officer. “In fact, we are investing heavily in our food and beverage experience so what better way to get the creative juices flowing than a friendly competition amongst our talented chefs. Sommer continued, ‘The Great Cruise Cookoff’ invites viewers into the kitchen and gives them a seat at the table to witness the behind-the-scenes action. I can’t wait for our guests to see, smell and savour the winning dish

Palomar aboard the Norwegian Prima (NCL rendering)

The Norwegian Prima is NCL’s latest ship with 18 dining options on board, including the debut of Palomar, a high-end Mediterranean-style restaurant, Nama, a contemporary sushi house, and the brand’s first Food Hall, featuring 11 eateries. NCL is making a significant food and beverage investment to elevate the guest experience through globally sourced quality products, increased staffing levels to provide even more exceptional service and brand-new main dining room menus which first debuted aboard Norwegian Prima.

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