Hell’s Kitchen fans can meet Marco Pierre White in the flesh on three P&O Cruises this year.

The former three Michelin starred chef, who became as famous for his temper as his cooking, will be delivering his own Heaven’s Kitchen private cookery lessons to groups of up to eight passengers, including children, on board the Ventura.

Not only will those attending the lessons be able to help White cook a three course meal but they will also be able to have their questions answered.

White said: “For me it is all about passing on the knowledge I have and about using good ingredients to create simple and flavoursome dishes.

“Passengers will have the chance to get involved with the thought process behind the construction of the dishes I produce as well as getting to taste the finished article.

“These private cooking sessions are a first for me and I can’t wait to get on board to start cooking.”

The Heaven’s Kitchen sessions will cost £75 per adult and £35 per child and will be available on cruises departing May 8, July 3 and September 25.

The Ventura is also the home of White’s first restaurant at sea, The White Room.

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