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Behind the Scenes: Food Network Hosts Cruising on the Disney Dream

Stephen Walker

by , Fleet Culinary Standards and Consistency Chef, Disney Cruise Line

Back in January, I had the unique experience of cooking with the hosts of Food Network’s “The Kitchen.” If you saw the episode, you may remember their excitement when I invited them to sail with me on a Disney cruise. Not only did Jeff Mauro and Katie Lee take me up on that offer, they brought two other Food Network stars – Amanda Freitag (“Chopped”) and Melissa d’Arabian (“Guy’s Grocery Games”) – along with their families and friends for three nights of fun, sun, and delicious food.

Host Jeff Mauro and His Family on the Disney Dream Host Melissa d'Arabian and Her Family on the Disney Dream

Tonight, Food Network is showing a one-hour special featuring this crew’s Disney Dream cruise. Onboard we took them behind the scenes to see the inner workings of the ship’s galleys, slightly larger than the kitchens where they are used to cooking! Now, you can get a glimpse at their backstage experience and learn more about the culinary masterpieces our talented chefs prepare every day.

Here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect:

Check it out tonight at 8 p.m. ET. Be on the lookout for some familiar faces, including Cruise Director Christiaan, Remy Executive Chef Patrick and a few Disney pals!


  • Really disappointed that, once again, we can’t watch in Canada……

  • Not in Canada Jean, there isn’t even a youtube option yet

  • If you missed this program it will be on again on April 4, 2015 @ 12:00 pm on the Food Network.

  • Would love to see this on Food Network UK channel!

  • Looks fabulous – I know where I’ll be at 8P EDT tonight!

  • Someone figure out a way for us Canadians to watch this? We don’t have it showing on our Food Network 🙁

  • DVR is set and can’t wait to see this special! Just booked our cruise on the Disney Dream yesterday!!!

  • I hope you are able to provide a link to the recorded show….we do not have food network, but would love to see the show!

  • Just set my DVR!

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