Fun at sea: A private cooking class in the Crystal Serenity galley with celebrity chef Jon Ashton

Jon is a spirited fellow
Jon is a spirited fellow
There were 11 students, including one man. Each has his or her own cooking station
There were 11 students, including one man. Each had his or her own cooking station
Everyone donned chef’s hats and aprons
Everyone donned chef’s hats and aprons. Participants had their names drawn at an earlier cooking demonstration.
First…prepare the chicken for sautéing.
First…prepare the chicken for sautéing.
Posing for a photo!
Posing for a photo!
Happy gang!
Happy gang!
Jon demonstrates the proper technique for mincing
Jon demonstrates the proper technique for mincing
Time to cook the beans…the dish being prepared is Cuban Braised Chicken and Black Beans
Time to cook the beans…the dish being prepared is Cuban Braised Chicken and Black Beans
A watched pot…
A watched pot…
Jon used kosher salt for cooking and moldan salt (pictured here) for finishing
Jon used kosher salt for cooking and moldan salt (pictured here) for finishing
First rice, then the chicken, then the beans
First rice, then the chicken, then the beans
Proud of her completed dish!
Proud of her completed dish!
Great results!
Great results!
Everyone gathers in the dining room of the Crystal Serenity to taste the dish they prepared!   A fun event for all
Everyone gathers in the dining room of the Crystal Serenity to taste the dish they prepared!
A fun event for all

A photo essay by Cynthia Boal Janssens

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