Celebrity chef Michel Roux Jr is to participate in the first food and wine festival on board Cunard flagship Queen Mary 2.

The chef patron of Michelin-star restaurant Le Gavroche in London will run series of hosted dinners in The Verandah restaurant as well as a three-course gala menu in the Britannia Grill.

He is to be joined on the transatlantic crossing on June 7-14 by Le Gavroche executive chef Rachel Humphrey and will also run a cooking demonstration and Q&A during the voyage.

Wine critic Steven Spurrier, wine writer and columnist Will Lyons and food editor Lisa Markwell will also be offering insight on the food and wine industry.

Passengers will have the opportunity to join the Cunard Wine Academy and gain a recognised qualification by the Wine and Spirit Education Trust.

Roux Jr said: “For the first time ever, I will be taking Le Gavroche to sea – offering spectacular menus for guests to enjoy across the week. This will be a very special voyage, and I can’t wait to get on board.”

Cunard brand and product vice president Lee Powell added: “Following on from the success of Voyage du Vin last year, we are delighted to be expanding the concept on board our flagship, Queen Mary 2.

“Guests will be able to indulge their taste-buds, as they sample delicious wines and cuisine prepared by one of the country’s leading Michelin starred chefs, Michel Roux Jr.”