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MSC Cruises Partners with World-Renowned 3 Michelin Star Chef

MSC Cruises has announced a partnership with one of the top 10 chefs in the world, German chef Harald Wohlfahrt. He is the only German chef to hold a three Michelin Star rating for 25 years in a row.

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Chef Wohlfahrt represents the best of Germany’s cuisine and embodies MSC Cruises’ commitment to offering new and exciting food options for its guests.

Chef Wohlfahrt will develop a new menu for the private Yacht Club restaurant of MSC Meraviglia, MSC Splendida and MSC Preziosa while the ships are sailing in Northern Europe, as well as two different main courses for Elegant Night. Working with MSC Cruises’ own team of talented chefs, Harald Wohlfahrt will complete in-depth, interactive training, passing on his skill and expertise to MSC Cruises’ chefs, allowing them to recreate his signature dishes on board to the highest possible standards.

Chef Wohlfahrt has trained dozens of Michelin starred German chefs, totaling over 60 Michelin stars between them. Chef Wohlfahrt’s gastronomic delights will be available on board starting early 2019 on all ships in the MSC Cruises fleet.

Gianni Onorato, MSC Cruises Chief Executive Officer, gave the following statement about this new partnership: “The world-class expertise of Chef Wohlfahrt brings an exciting new chapter to our onboard dining experience. Working with partners who embody excellence and innovation, as well as sharing our values, is incredibly important for us, and we are incredibly excited to be working with one of the best chefs in the world to continue delivering unforgettable culinary experiences to our guests.”

Chef Wohlfahrt joins a host of internationally renowned chefs who are currently collaborating with MSC Cruises as part of a strategic focus on working with chefs from around the world, each renowned for their skill and culinary expertise.

The launch of MSC Bellissima in March 2019 marks the opening of two Michelin-starred chef Ramon Freixa’s HOLA! Tapas restaurant, mixing tradition and vanguard and so that guests can enjoy a taste of Spain with a lively social atmosphere. Freixa launched his first restaurant at sea with MSC Cruises on board MSC Seaview with the Ocean Cay fish restaurant.

MSC Bellissima, like her sister ship MSC Meraviglia, will also feature award-winning pastry chef Jean-Philippe Maury’s Chocolaterie and Chocolate Bar, dedicated entirely to unique and elegant chocolate creations and desserts and a delight for anyone with a sweet tooth.

Roy Yamaguchi’s Asian Market Kitchen on board MSC Seaside welcomed its first guests in December 2017. This innovative pan-Asian dining experience features three distinct restaurants — Teppanyaki, Sushi and Asian Fusion. This popular concept is also available on MSC Seaview, which launched earlier this year in June.

Acclaimed Chinese chef Jereme Leung has continued to work with MSC Cruises, and developed a new hot pot restaurant for MSC Splendida, the Sea Pavilion. Michelin-starred chef Carlo Cracco has been collaborating with MSC Cruises for five years with special dishes for the Elegant Night menu and Christmas & New Year menus, as well as the DOREMI Chef by Carlo Cracco, a cooking activity for kids.

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  1. Hopefully it will improve food quality
    Our experience was of horrible food and golden corral end of night quality
    We ended up eating pizza most of cruise
    Beautiful ships but
    Could not eat nasty food

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