MICHAEL SCHWARTZ NEWLY NAMED QUANTUM EXPERIENCE ADVISOR FOR CULINARY
MIAMI – Royal Caribbean
International and The Genuine Hospitality Group are proud to announce James
Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Schwartz as the latest Quantum Experience
Advisor for Culinary.
Known for his fresh, simple and pure approach to
food and drink, Michael will help influence food and beverage experiences
aboard Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas, Royal Caribbean’s highly
anticipated cruise ships set to debut in November 2014 and April 2015,
Michael’s new role comes in addition to the latest announcement
of the introduction of Michael’s Genuine Pub on Quantum-class ships, the
first American gastropubs at sea, announced last week at Royal Caribbean’s
culinary reveal in New York City.
As Quantum Experience Advisor for Culinary,
Michael joins athlete and adventurer Dhani Jones, Quantum Experience Advisor
for Sports and Fitness, and HGTV-star Genevieve Gorder, Quantum Experience
Advisor for Design. For a video about Quantum Experience Advisor and Chef
Michael Schwartz, please see http://tinyurl.com/lpqsx3l.
“We are very much looking forward to
continue working with Michael in his new role as a Quantum Experience Advisor,
where he will help us deliver culinary WOWs aboard Quantum of the Seas
and Anthem of the Seas,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, executive vice president
of Operations, Royal Caribbean International. “Our onboard culinary program
has always emphasized fresh, natural ingredients, and Michael’s culinary
philosophy will be a perfect complement as we work together to serve up
never-before dining experiences at sea aboard the Quantum Class.”
For Quantum Class, in addition to Michael’s
Genuine Pub, he will help create memorable onboard experiences for guests,
like developing new twists to the Chef’s Table, food and beverage pairings,
and programming for guests onboard. Michael is further building on his
work with Royal Caribbean, having designed seasonal tasting menus for the
cruise line’s Oasis-class fine dining restaurant, 150 Central Park, as
well as helped select and integrate fresh, high quality ingredients into
150 Central Park’s supply chain.
“I’m very pleased to be named a Quantum
Experience Advisor and become even more engaged with the Quantum Class,”
said Michael. “With the new Michael’s Genuine Pub and other Dynamic Dining
options onboard Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas, there are plenty
of opportunities to showcase how good food and good drink can help enhance
a Royal Caribbean Quantum-class vacation.”
Michael’s approach is simple, as he
believes that the secret to good food is… good food. He has shared his
passion for where food comes from since the 2006 debut of his flagship
Miami-based restaurant, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, and has been
recognized by his peers and the diners that flock to his restaurants for
his commitment to community and responsible, seasonal food sourcing. In
2012, Michael introduced his own craft beer, Michael’s Genuine Home Brew,
an American Ale brewed with Florida-grown brown rice and sugarcane, which
will be a featured selection in Michael’s Genuine Pub.
Michael’s Genuine Pub will be among
the new Dynamic Dining experience, just-revealed last week for the Quantum
Class that will offer guests more choice and flexibility than ever before.
With Dynamic Dining, guests are empowered to decide when, where, and with
whom to dine – as well as how to dress every evening – among a landscape
of 18 world-class restaurants as varied as dining in the world’s most
cosmopolitan cities. For more information about the new Dynamic Dining
experience, please visit www.RoyalCaribbean.com/DynamicDining.
Michael began his career in Philadelphia,
and earned his culinary chops in kitchens from Los Angeles to New York
City, until settling in Miami in the early 1990s. Michael’s recipes and
restaurants have been covered by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,
Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, TODAY Show, CBS Early Show, and more.
Quantum ships span 18 decks, encompass
167,800 gross registered tons, carry 4,180 guests at double occupancy and
feature 2,090 staterooms. Quantum of the Seas will sail out of the New
York Harbor from her homeport of Cape Liberty on 7- to 12-night itineraries
during the winter 2014/15 season. Anthem of the Seas will call Southampton,
UK, home in April 2015 and offer cruises to the Mediterranean. More information
on Quantum class is available at www.RoyalCaribbean.com/QuantumoftheSeas.
Royal Caribbean International is an
award-winning global cruise brand with a 45-year legacy of innovation and
introducing industry “firsts” never before seen at sea. The cruise
line features an expansive and unmatched array of features and amenities
only found on Royal Caribbean including, jaw-dropping, Broadway-style entertainment
and industry-acclaimed programming that appeals to families and adventurous
Owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
(NYSE/OSE: RCL), the cruise line sails 21 of the world’s most innovative
cruise ships to the most popular destinations in the Caribbean, Europe,
Alaska, South America, the Far East, and Australia and New Zealand. World
renowned for its friendly and engaging Gold Anchor Service, delivered by
every staff and crew member, Royal Caribbean has been voted “Best Cruise
Line Overall” for 11 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers Choice
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