Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community
Hambagahle

Registration for Culinary Classes

Recommended Posts

I am a slow with the knife due to lack of skill and RA damaged hands.  How much cutting is done in a class?  I’m thinking I should not attend due to my speed or is the class different than I’m thinking?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, rcandkc said:

I am a slow with the knife due to lack of skill and RA damaged hands.  How much cutting is done in a class?  I’m thinking I should not attend due to my speed or is the class different than I’m thinking?

 

The food is prepped in advance of your class and is put in small containers.  There could be a tiny bit of cutting but there wasn't in our last class.  I don't even cook but could keep up with what was going on.  We took the fish class and it was mostly sautéing, frying and poaching.  Think that you would enjoy it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Having seen this post this morning, I went in to the culinary classes for our upcoming from Italy with love cruise on the explorer. I have signed up for the Mediterranean melody class. Must have grabbed one of the last spaces as I’ve just gone back in and it’s now full

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, rcandkc said:

I am a slow with the knife due to lack of skill and RA damaged hands.  How much cutting is done in a class?  I’m thinking I should not attend due to my speed or is the class different than I’m thinking?

 

You'll have no problems at all, besides if someone has any problem with anything someone is on the spot to help.  Everyone takes their time, no hurry at all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you TC and Ronrick for replying.  With this information I feel much more comfortable to sign up.  I didn’t want to be the person that shouldn’t have signed up for an excursion and was holding back the other passengers. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

rcandkc--thanks very much for posting your question. I also do not have great skills and only signed up because my partner is really interested.  was also somewhat called out once in a cooking class (not on a cruise) and it wasn't a great feeling. 

 

Now I'm looking forward to the class on Explorer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 hours ago, wishIweretravelling said:

I took a couple of the cooking classes on an Explorer crossing. Yes, you eat what you cook (and sometimes what the instructor cooks). I found I skipped the regular meal (lunch in one case, dinner in the other) on those days.

 

One pointer on selecting a cooking class: consider whether it is cuisine-oriented or skills-oriented. Cuisine-oriented, offered with titles like "Mediterranean Cooking," concentrate on recipes from the area and provide little by way of new skills. But they're fun. Skills-oriented, offered with titles like "Gone Fishing," concentrate on teaching techniques. I learn a lot from those. And they're also fun.

 

Alas, Regent did not offer a "knife skills" class, at least on the my sailing. And they provide most of the ingredients pre-cut and pre-measured.  Prior to the cruise, I had taken a 5-part cooking skills class on land. The first session was 2 hours devoted to knife skills. The most useful cooking class ever. It would be great if Regent offered that, but I can see why more than a dozen people wielding sharp knives on a moving ship may not be the best idea in the world.

Totally agree - knife skills are essential and best learnt from a professional.   Regarding the more "technical" classes like the "Gone Fishing" - I signed up for a similar one on Oceania and was really upset when the teacher taught various fish recipes and not, as promised in the course description, how to choose and prep fish and the various techniques of cooking.   However this teacher is one I had had on a previous cruise and did not like at all and I saw her name pop up on an Explorer cruise.   I plan to avoid her if I can!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • Q&A: Cruise Insurance with Steve Dasseos of TripInsuranceStore.com
      • Forum Assistance
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Member Cruise Reviews
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...