An inside look at the Celebrity Constellation kitchen!

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I’m obsessed…OBSESSED with cruising!  For me, cruising provides the perfect vacation setting.  You’ve got a floating hotel, beautiful destinations, people waiting on your every beck and call, delicious food, awesome entertainment, I mean, what else do you need?  After graduating from college in 2007, I decided I wanted to travel as much as possible, and it all started with a 7 day Southern Caribbean cruise from Puerto Rico in 2008.  I was officially hooked after my first cruise, and 5 years later, I’ve racked up 8 cruises on my list.

As a  foodie, I’ve always wondered how in the world the kitchens of these cruise liners create such amazing food in the middle of the ocean! I was lucky enough to tour the main galley of the Celebrity Constellation, and it was absolutely amazing!

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About half of the 1,000 crew members on board work in some capacity in the food and beverage department, whether they’re chefs, cooks, waiters, runners or bartenders or sommeliers! That’s a lot of people worried about your food and beverage experience.   A large percentage of those worker hail from all over Asia, with a majority hailing from the Philippines.

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Check out those delish looking croissants, and the edible bread basket!

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Behind the chef were dozens of loaves of bread, proofing and waiting for the oven.

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The kitchen is absolutely immaculate, not even a fingerprint to be found.  Here’s the hot food station.

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Next, we stopped at the salad and sandwich station.  These chefs are absolute masters at what they do, creating works of edible art!

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The last stop was the dessert station, where this lovely lady was creating fondant flowers for cakes.  Absolutely amazing!

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We also got to peak at a separate kitchen, dedicated to a specialty restaurant onboard call the Blu Lounge.  You can watch the chefs prepare your meals through a one way mirror!

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Some of my favorite dishes of the trip:

Scallop crudo with a yuzu vinaigarette

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Passionfruit cheesecake!

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Creme brulee, I had this literally every day on the cruise, it was to die for.

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A tried and true classic, a tomatoes, mozzerella & basil stack with balsamic vinaigrette.

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It was a fabulous experience visiting the kitchen of a cruiseliner, so if you ever get the chance, make sure you put that on your to do list! You won’t regret it!

An inside look at the Celebrity Constellation kitchen!

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    1. Hi Connie! I recently moved the blog and some posts went awry, so I suspect that’s what is going on. See if refreshing the page helps, if not, let me know and I’ll re-upload those pics. Thanks for your help!

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