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David Bilsland, Chef, Silversea Culinary Trainer

David Bilsland isn’t merely an exceptional chef. He’s a passionate teacher of the culinary arts.

After completing advanced Chef Diplomas in both Cuisine and Patisserie at Thames Valley University, where he studied classical French cooking, Chef David began a celebrated professional culinary career at some of the United Kingdom’s top establishments — including the Waldorf Hotel, Langans Brasserie, and Stringfellows. He spent a year travelling and working aboard the QE2 before landing back on dry land as Senior Sous Chef at the Royal Bath Hotel. He returned to London to serve as Executive Sous Chef at the Mayfair Intercontinental. Four years later, he found himself in Berkshire as Executive Head Chef at Monkey Island Hotel.

After two years, David was looking to share his passion for cooking, so he shifted directions and ended up back in London at Le Cordon Bleu. As an instructor in the Culinary Arts Centre, David has travelled extensively around the world to teach cooking.

After joining Silversea in 2007 and serving as executive chef on all six ships in the Silversea fleet, David now oversees Silversea’s L’Ecole des Chefs programme, the only Relais & Châteaux cooking school at sea. Guests in our cooking school voyages enjoy interacting with Chef David, who leads them on an exhilarating variety of interactive culinary activities.

Chef David Bilsland is scheduled to sail on the following voyage(s) (subject to change):






Silver Privilege Fares From

Oct 31 2014 16 2434 Silver Wind Piraeus (Athens), Greece to Dubai, UAE $6,450
Nov 16 2014 15 2435 Silver Wind Dubai, UAE to Singapore, Singapore $8,450
Dec 05 2014 15 3434 Silver Shadow Buenos Aires, Argentina to Valparaiso, Chile $5,450
Jan 05 2015 12 4501 Silver Whisper Los Angeles, California, USA to Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia $5,950
Jan 17 2015 12 4502 Silver Whisper Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia to Sydney, Australia $5,950
Jan 25 2015 16 3502 Silver Shadow Valparaiso, Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina $8,450
Feb 10 2015 17 3503 Silver Shadow Buenos Aires, Argentina to Bridgetown, Barbados $8,250
Feb 23 2015 14 5505 Silver Spirit Melbourne, Australia to Lautoka, Fiji $6,950
Mar 09 2015 19 5506 Silver Spirit Lautoka, Fiji to Los Angeles, California, USA $7,750
May 07 2015 11 7509 Silver Explorer Lisbon, Portugal to Portsmouth, UK $5,050
Aug 31 2015 11 1524 Silver Cloud Southampton, UK to Lisbon, Portugal $6,350
Nov 09 2015 15 5534 Silver Spirit Barcelona, Spain to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA $4,450
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