P&O Cruises is delighted to welcome Shivi Ramoutar to their line-up of Local Food Heroes.

The fabulous queen of contemporary Caribbean cooking will be bringing her vibrant, flavourful recipes to Arvia for her maiden season in the Caribbean in winter 2023-4 and will celebrate her passion for the region’s cuisine with an exclusive collection of dishes at Taste 360 and The Beach House.

Shivi, who grew up in Trinidad before moving to New York and Leicestershire, now lives with her young family in London. She has sealed her reputation for exciting Caribbean cooking having written two cookbooks and as resident chef on ITV’s Martin & Roman’s Weekend Best.

As one of our Local Food Heroes, Shivi will join José Pizarro and Kjartan Skjelde in bringing destinations to life through authentic recipes in restaurants aboard our ships.

Shivi is passionate about bringing the bold flavours, colourful ingredients and joyful style of Caribbean food to new audiences, while adding personal touches that reflect her own journey.

I’m so excited to share my food with Arvia’s guests. It’s my interpretation of the Caribbean dishes that have influenced my life, with some British elements thrown in too. I hope to make the experience as much about limin’ (the Caribbean art of relaxing with friends) as it is about the food.

For me, Caribbean food is proper fusion food, influenced by all the people that have travelled through the region. If I venture into other culinary territories my food will still be bold, vibrant and colourful. These three elements of Caribbean cooking have become inherent.

I’ve been poring over the images of Arvia and can’t wait to experience the luxury and diversity of her. I think I’ll spend a lot of time sitting and eating and gazing out on the gorgeous decks and terraces with a glass of something chilled in my hand. Then there will be a spot of swimming, some time at the spa and a movie in the cinema. Can you tell I’ve spent a lot of time daydreaming about it all?”

We’re right there with you, Shivi! Welcome to the P&O Cruises family – we’re super excited to have you on board and can’t wait for our guests to experience your amazing food.

Discover more about Shivi and Arvia here.

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