Holland America Line extends celebrity chef culinary cruises

Holland America Line is extending it’s celebrity chef culinary cruises. Cooking demonstrations and exclusive dinners highlight these cruises hosted by members of Holland America Line’s Culinary Council.

Foodies looking to learn tips, tricks and techniques from some of the world’s most celebrated chefs can set sail on a special Holland America Line cruise. During a culinary cruise the celebrity chefs from the line’s Culinary Council share their expertise and kitchen secrets, inviting guests to explore their mutual passion for gastronomy.

Each culinary cruise features live cooking demonstrations led by the chefs, and guests are able to bring home recipes from the presentations, learn more about the chefs at a coffee chat and dine at an intimate reservation-only dinner at Pinnacle Grill, Rudi’s Sel de Mer or Nami Sushi, depending on the chef. Culinary Council chef signature dishes are also highlighted on various restaurant menus during the cruises.

“Our culinary cruises have proven to be popular with our guests who appreciate having access to these amazing chefs, and we’re excited to have our Culinary Council members back on board in 2023,” said Michael Stendebach, vice president of food, beverage and guest services, Holland America Line. “We strive to cultivate unique experiences for our guests, and to learn from a renowned chocolatier or the world’s foremost sushi master is something we hope they will always remember.”

Holland America Line’s Culinary Council comprises a collection of elite chefs – including Ethan Stowell, David Burke, Jacques Torres, Andy Matsuda and Rudi Sodamin -who bring a global influence to the dining experience across the fleet. In addition to their featured recipes in the various on-board venues, one evening in the dining room on every cruise has a special menu offering a collection of dishes from the Culinary Council members.

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