MSC Cruises Partners with Top German Chef
The world's largest privately held cruise company MSC Cruises has today announced a new partnership with renowned German chef Harald Wohlfahrt.
Voted one of the Top 10 Chefs in the World, and the only German chef to hold a three Michelin Star rating for 25 years in a row, Chef Wohlfahrt represents the best of Germany’s cuisine and embodies MSC Cruises’ commitment to offering new and exciting food options for its guests.
Gianni Onorato, MSC Cruises Chief Executive Officer, commented: “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 Harald Wohlfahrt’s philosophy is that perfection comes from craftsmanship, and he approaches the development of his dishes as a painter approaches a canvas. He commented, “My motivation is to create a perfect starting position for a taste development in every dish! I am delighted to be partnering with MSC Cruises and I am excited to be able to create something for the guests that will delight and amaze their senses.”
Onorato, concluded: “We look to enable our guests to discover new cultures and tastes through the dining we offer on board and we offer an incredible variety of choice both in terms of dining formats, new concepts and menus that reflect the very best of Mediterranean and international cuisines.”
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.
Aside from captivating foodies on land and now at sea, Harald Wohlfahrt also has the unique experience of developing menus for space travelers. Chef Wohlfahrt was asked to develop meals for astronauts on the international space station (ISS) for the ESA (European Space Agency), trusted to combine nutrition and taste for the astronauts.