A group of travel agents donned their APT aprons and cruised their way through a cooking class with celebrity chef Luke Nguyen last week.
During the class, which was held at the Waitrose Cookery School in London, Nguyen taught the group of 18 travel agents how to prepare and cook two Vietnamese dishes, with the group dining on the results of their creation at the end of the class.
Nguyen is APT’s ambassador and has worked with the company to develop its river cruises in Vietnam and Cambodia. As well as sightseeing experiences, he has designed a private dining restaurant, Indochine, which is free for guests to dine at aboard APT’s Luxury cruises on the AmaLotus on the Mekong.
The cooking course was one of a series of events Nguyen hosted last week in London to help APT mark its 90th anniversary. During his time in the capital he attended APT’s special VIP celebration dinner and also met APT staff in Amersham, running a special training session and hosting a drinks reception.
APT’s head of sales and commercial Angela Waite said: “Our travel agents had a great time creating Vietnamese dishes with Luke. At APT we’re passionate about ensuring authentic culinary experiences are a central part of any holiday, so learning about the food and cuisine in South East Asia from one of the world’s experts was a really exciting opportunity.”