Cooking demonstrations and exclusive dinners
highlight these cruises
SEATTLE, Aug. 31,
2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Foodies and culinary novices
alike, who are ready for a gastronomic adventure can set sail on a
Holland America Line "Culinary
Cruise" in 2022 with a member from the line's Culinary Council. The
celebrity chefs will share their expertise and secrets on
everything from the correct way to make a sushi roll and how to
perfectly temper chocolate to preparing seafood and creating a
During each "Culinary Cruise," guests will
have the opportunity to attend cooking demonstrations led by the
During each "Culinary Cruise," guests will have the opportunity
to attend cooking demonstrations led by the chefs, bring home
recipes from each presentation and join 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 will be highlighted when
available on all restaurant menus during the cruises.
"Holland America Line's culinary program is guided by some of
the world's foremost talents, and no other cruise line has this
level of experience from such a team of experts," said Michael Stendebach, vice president of food,
beverage and guest services, Holland America Line. "It's not every
day you learn a recipe directly from the famous chef who created it
and hear their secrets to success in the kitchen. We have been
eager to reengage our talented Culinary Council chefs to come back
on board and offer guests this exclusive level of access."
Holland America Line's Culinary
Council comprises a collection of elite chefs who bring 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 a special menu offers a
collection of dishes from the Culinary Council members.
2022 CULINARY CRUISES:
- Westerdam, 7-Day Alaskan Explorer, Sept.
11-18, 2022, roundtrip from Seattle, Washington.
Stowell incorporates the flavors of the Pacific Northwest on
ships sailing in that region, using fresh, sustainably sourced
Alaska seafood. His fare also is
featured at New York Pizza and Lido Market across the fleet.
Stowell is founder and CEO of ESR with an impressive roster of
highly acclaimed restaurants. He was named one of the Best New
Chefs in America by Food & Wine magazine and one of the Best
New Chef All-Stars.
- Zaandam, 9-Day The Atlantic Coast, Oct.
1-10, 2022, from Montreal, Quebec,
Canada, to Fort Lauderdale,
A French-trained master chef and artisan chocolatier, Torres
guides chocolate desserts as well as the Chocolate Surprise Dessert
Parade on board. After rising to executive pastry chef at
New York's legendary Le Cirque, he
opened a chocolate factory and retail stores throughout
New York. The James Beard Award winner is co-host and head
judge on the Netflix culinary show "Nailed It" with Nicole Byer.
- Koningsdam, 7-Day Mexican Riviera, Nov.
12-19, 2022, roundtrip from San
As Holland America Line's master chef and Culinary Council
chairman, Austrian-born Sodamin oversees all aspects of shipboard
dining. Rudi's Sel de Mer is his
namesake French seafood brasserie on board. His latest culinary
masterpiece is an art table book called "Food Faces" that features
more than 150 images of edible creations.
- Nieuw Amsterdam, 7-Day Eastern Caribbean, Dec. 4-11, 2022, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale.
Burke enhances the menu at Pinnacle Grill, adding contemporary
flavors and signature recipes. He recently opened five new
restaurants, including Orchard Park by David Burke. During the pandemic, Burke's
#FeedtheHeroes program cooked and delivered 100,000 meals to
frontline workers and charities. He has been featured on "Iron Chef
America" and "Top Chef Masters."
- Nieuw Statendam, 10-Day Southern Caribbean Seafarer,
Dec. 17-27, 2022, roundtrip from
The Japanese-born Matsuda leads the sushi offerings at Nami
Sushi, Tamarind and Lido Market. At Matsuda's Sushi Chef Institute
in Los Angeles, California, he
teaches aspiring chefs and professionals about sushi and Japanese
cuisine. Matsuda is at the forefront of sushi trends and
All events are complimentary excluding the specialty dinner.
Each chef will be aboard their designated "Culinary Cruise" for
four to ten days.
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About Holland America Line [a
division of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE: CCL and
Holland America Line has been
exploring the world for 150 years with expertly crafted
itineraries, extraordinary service and genuine connections to the
destinations. Offering an ideal mid-sized ship experience, its
fleet visits nearly 400 ports in 114 countries around the world and
has shared the thrill of Alaska
for 75 years — longer than any other cruise line. Holland
America Line's 11 vessels feature a
diverse range of enriching activities and amenities focused on
destination immersion and personalized travel. The best live music
at sea fills each evening at Music Walk, and dining venues feature
exclusive selections from a Culinary Council of world-famous
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