Master Chef, Artisan and Culinary Consultant for Holland America Line. Chef Rudi is an internationally respected food authority. He is the most highly decorated chef working on the world’s oceans, and one of the industry's most innovative and peripatetic chefs. Chef Rudi revolutionized culinary practices and perceptions on the most prestigious cruise lines in the world including Cunard Lines and is the author of numerous internationally published cookbooks, including Seduction and Spice (Rizzoli, 2000) and the highly acclaimed Holland America Line Cookbook series, “A Taste of Excellence”(2006), “A Taste of Elegance”(2008) and “A Taste of Celebration” (Rizzoli 2010). Sodamin is a member of the Academy Culinaire de France, Maîtres Cuisiners de France and Honoree Member Club des Chefs des Chefs.