Seattle, August 21, 2013 – Windstar Cruises announced today that Michael Sabourin has joined the company as Corporate Executive Chef.
In this role he is responsible for the creation of new dishes, galley training, menu design and enhancing the local culinary experience so Windstar guests can 'taste' the ports of call the leading small ship line visits. Chef Sabourin will report directly to Alan McGrory, Vice President of Hotel and Marine Operations.
With more than 18 years in the culinary industry, Chef Sabourin brings a strong cruise background. Most recently, he served as Executive Chef at Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, including both Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas. There he was responsible for directing all culinary and associated activities throughout the vessel, including the implementation of new dining room menus, chef table menus, and 5 star dining menus.
Chef Sabourin has global expertise, with a wide exposure to markets in Europe, Asia, South America, the Caribbean, and North America. He trained at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, the world’s premiere culinary college. Prior to Royal, he worked for Sandals Resort, as well as Holland American Line.
“Chef Michael brings a wealth of culinary knowledge and an extensive amount of global experience,” said McGrory. “We look forward to Chef Michael’s contributions as we strive to provide the world’s best culinary experience on Windstar Cruises.”
About Windstar Cruises
Windstar Cruises operates a fleet of small luxury cruise ships known for their intimate yacht-style experience and unique voyages to the world’s best small ports and hidden harbors. Its three recently renovated sailing yachts carry fewer than 300 guests and cruise to 50 nations, calling at 100 ports throughout Europe, the South Pacific, the Caribbean, and Central America.
In February 2013, Windstar entered into an agreement to purchase three all-suite motorized yachts with a capacity of 212 passengers each. Under the project name Global Windstar, the expansion will double the size of Windstar’s fleet, making the company the market leader in smallship cruising with 300 or fewer passengers, with a total of 1,230 berths. For more information including rates and itineraries, contact a travel professional or call Windstar at 800-258-7245.
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