(2 p.m. EDT) -- Celebrity Cruises is partnering with Bravo Media to create an original video series titled "Isaac Takes On," starring "Top Chef" fan favorite Isaac Toups. The series follows Chef Toups as he travels the Caribbean on a Celebrity cruise, competing against tastemakers in a variety of culinary challenges. Among the challenges he faces are whipping up omelets, creating specialty cocktails and concocting a traditional Puerto Rican mofongo.
The series is set onboard Celebrity Reflection and that ship, plus the line's Michelin-starred chef Cornelius Gallagher make appearances throughout the show.
"With the launch of "Isaac Takes On," Bravo is reinforcing its commitment to developing original digital content," said Lisa Hsia, executive vice president of Digital, Bravo and Oxygen Media. "We're excited to deepen our partnership with Celebrity Cruises and continue to push the boundaries of digital storytelling by creating snack-able content appealing to fans' passion points including travel, food, pop culture and beyond."
"We are excited about this partnership as it gives our guests a peek into what it takes to develop and invent exquisite culinary creations using top quality ingredients inspired by different cultures from around the world," said Cornelius Gallagher, associate vice president, food and beverage operations, Celebrity Cruises.
"Isaac Takes On" will air three new episodes weekly through April 3; it can be seen on BravoTV.com and CelebrityCruises.com/Isaac-Takes-On.
Also as part of its partnership with Bravo, Celebrity will continue to offer interactive Quickfire Callenges and "Top Chef"- inspired menu selections on all sailings of five nights or more through June 2017, except on Galapagos sailings.
--By Dori Saltzman, Senior Editor