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Tastes of Discovery Series: a once-in-a-lifetime experience with Chef Tom Goetter & Guests

Scenic’s all-inclusive experience now includes something as unique as our intimate and exclusive ocean voyages. Join our VP of Oceans Hotel Operations, Maritime Master and Top Chef World All-Star, Tom Goetter and his celebrity guest chefs on exclusive voyages. Acclaimed chef Dale MacKay, winner of Top Chef Canada, joins him in The Kimberley, Australia in May 2024. Newly added to the series is our Rhythms of the Brazilian Coastline voyage featuring Michelin Star recognized and Top Chef Mexico finalist Chef Gabri Rodriguez.

Scenic’s Chef Tom Goetter

Chef Tom started his cooking career at Hyatt Hotels in his hometown of Mainz, Germany, followed by Steinberger Academy in southern Germany, where he obtained his master’s in culinary arts, graduating with honors. He trained under Thomas Keller and his team in the Napa Valley.

A finalist in the first season of Top Chef Germany, Chef Tom was invited to compete in the Top Chef World All Stars. In 2019, he joined the newly launched Scenic Eclipse as the Executive Chef and today is the Vice President of Oceans Hotel Operations for Scenic Group, overseeing the entire culinary program for both Scenic Eclipse Discovery Yachts and the two Emerald Cruises yachts.

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Meet Chef Dale Mackay

Chef Dale was born in Saskatchewan, Canada. After traveling the world and working his way through the kitchens of Gordon Ramsay and Daniel Boulud for a decade, he won the first season of Top Chef Canada.

Over the past ten years, he and long-time co-worker and business partner Christopher Cho have opened five award-winning restaurants in Saskatchewan. Always testing his competitive side, Dale has also appeared on Iron Chef Gauntlet, Fire Masters, and Wall of Chefs and competed internationally on Top Chef World All-Stars.

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Meet Chef Gabri Rodriguez

Born and raised in Mexico City, Gabriel (Gabri) Rodriguez worked his way up the ranks in the kitchen after starting as a dishwasher at Pujol, one of the best restaurants in the world. After traveling south to explore the country’s unique cuisine, he was presented with the opportunity to work as a Sous Chef for Eduardo Garcia at Maximo’s Bistrot in Mexico City.

With the support of Eduardo Garcia, he competed and won the second season of “Top Chef Mexico.” He then moved to Mazatlán where he had the chance to develop his own cooking style, experimenting with different flavors. He prides himself on his technique, cooking with local Mexican ingredients and spices. While in Mazatlán, he served as the Executive Chef at fine-dining favorite Presidio. He is currently building a sustainable farm in Puebla, Mexico. Gabri was the runner-up in Top Chef World All-Stars.

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