Cruise with Celebrity Chef Sara Moulton to the Eastern Caribbean Nov. 30, 2008

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Sara Moulton will be hosting a cruise on Holland America Line aboard the WESTERDAM. The ship will depart from Ft. Lauderdale November 30, 2008 for a seven day cruise to Turks & Caicos, Tortola, St. Maarten and the Bahamas.

Sara Moulton, a well known celebrity chef with a new cooking show appearing on PBS and for many years appearing on Food Network, will be hosting a cruise on Holland America Line aboard the WESTERDAM. Sara will be doing cooking demonstrations aboard the ship in the Culinary Arts Center. In addition, she will be hosting a few private receptions, Q & A sessions and book signing opportunities for the participants. And a select few participants will have an opportunity to dine with Sara. This exclusive experience has very limited availability.

A state-of-the-art "show kitchen at sea," the Culinary Arts Centers resemble the elaborate show kitchens used by celebrity chefs on television cooking programs. Each facility features a theater-style venue, with two large video screens to display overhead and close-up video views of food preparation, and a large cooking display counter where guests can learn from the master, Sara Moulton. Holland America Line (http://www.hollandamerica.com) invested more than $13 million to create and install the Culinary Arts Center facilities on each of its ships as part of the Signature of Excellence.

"I've always liked to eat." This decidedly prosaic reality is what turned Sara in the direction of cooking school after graduating from the University of Michigan with no particular major in 1974. And, indeed, it was at the Culinary Institute of America that she found herself. Sara graduated with highest honors in 1977 and commenced working in restaurants immediately, first in Boston and then in New York, taking time off only to apply herself to a postgraduate stagaire with a master chef in Chartres, France in 1979.

Sara's restaurant experience peaked with a stint as sous chef at La Tulipe in New York in the early Eighties. It was also during this period that Sara co-founded the New York Women's Culinary Alliance (http://www.nywca.org), an organization devoted to creating opportunities for women in the culinary field, which was marked by the usual sexist roadblocks. In the interest of starting a family, Sara left restaurant work in 1983. She worked for a while as an instructor at Peter Kump's New York Cooking School, where she discovered her love of teaching, an interest that would give focus to her subsequent work on television. In 1984 Sara took a job in the test kitchen at Gourmet magazine. Four years later she became the magazine's executive chef, a position she holds to this day.

Naturally energetic and inclined to juggle more than one job at a time, Sara began working behind the scenes on public television's Julia Child and More Company in 1979. Her friendship with Julia led eventually to Sara's gig as executive chef at ABC-TV's "Good Morning America," a behind-the-scenes position that turned into an on-air role as the morning show's food correspondent in March of 1997. By then Sara had also begun working as the host of Cooking Live, her own show on The Food Network. After six years and some 1200 shows, Cooking Live ended its run on March 31. Her new show, Sara's Secrets, began the next day.

Sara's first cookbook, Sara Moulton Cooks at Home was published on October 15, 2002. Sara's Secrets for Weeknight Meals joined it on bookstore shelves on October 18, 2005. Both books embody Sara's mission as author and television host: to counter America's disastrous love affair with fast food by encouraging everyone to cook delicious and healthy food at home and to dine with family and friends.

Sara's cruise will be sailing November 30 - December 4, 2008 from Ft. Lauderdale to the exotic islands of the Eastern Caribbean. The islands you will visit include Turks & Caicos, Tortola, St. Maarten and the Bahamas.

More information and to register for this cruise is available at http://www.saramoulton.com or by calling 800-225-4386. This cruise is exclusively offered through World Ventures Travel and is not available directly through the cruise line or any other travel agency.

About World Ventures Tours & Travel Inc.
WVTT (http://www.wvtt.com) was established in 1977 in Knoxville, TN. Travel services are offered for vacation planning, business travel and groups of all sizes. Experienced travel consultants are available to assist you today.

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