Avalon Waterways has teamed up with two of Europe’s rising culinary stars – the Wrenkh brothers – to design Avalon Fresh and a new Culinary Director, Jorg Penneke.“Penneke is bringing to the table nearly 30 years expertise that will continue to help us innovate Avalon’s dining experience,” said Pam Hoffee, chief product and operations officer for Avalon Waterways. “In addition to setting up kitchens and menus on seven (7) new river ships in Asia forHaimark, Penneke was the Corporate Chef for Uniworld, the Executive Chef for SilverSeas’ Silver Cloud and the Chef Entremetier for Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Symphony.
As the culinary director for Avalon Waterways, Penneke will help Avalon’s culinary team create every day’s menu using fresh, quality ingredients that are prepared to perfection ensuring Avalon’s dining experience, from start-to-finish, is the perfect complement to a day of discovery. Penneke will also oversee the new Avalon Fresh program with Chefs Leo and Karl Wrenkh to provide Avalon’s guests healthy, vegetarian food options that taste great.
“While we have always offered travelers a selection of nutritious, delicious recipes, Avalon Fresh takes this idea to a new level. Avalon Fresh is all about creating wholesome menu items where garden-fresh, local ingredients from small farms are married with a sprinkle of ingenuity. This exciting collection of new food is so mouthwatering, it’s hard to believe it’s healthy,” said Hoffee.