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‘Top Chef’ Winner Kevin Sbraga Turns Up the Heat on Noordam

‘Top Chef’ Winner Kevin Sbraga Turns Up the Heat on Noordam

Chef Kevin Sbraga, winner of Bravo’s hit series Top Chef: Season Seven, sailed aboard Noordam’s 10-day Roman Empire cruise on July 17. During his time on board, Chef Sbraga performed cooking demonstrations, showcased his culinary expertise and shared tips with guest in Noordam’s Culinary Arts Center, the line’s state-of-the-art show kitchens aboard each ship. The…   read more of “‘Top…”

Zuiderdam’s Celebrity Cookoff

Zuiderdam’s Celebrity Cookoff

Recently on board Zuiderdam, Guest Chef Paul Carter, executive chef of The Phoenician in Phoenix, Ariz., and Hotel Manager Kees van Santen battled it out in a fun culinary showdown in the ship’s Culinary Arts Center. In the end there could only be one winner. Congrats to Hotel Manager van Santen for his winning dish…   read more of “Zuiderdam’s…”

Chef Denise Vivaldo Gets Cooking aboard Westerdam

Chef Denise Vivaldo Gets Cooking aboard Westerdam

Chef Denise Vivaldo recently sailed aboard Westerdam’s July 21 seven-day Alaskan Explorer cruise as part of the line’s the Culinary Arts Center program presented by Food & Wine magazine. Chef Vivaldo has catered more than 10,000 parties and styled food for various television shows including “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”…   read more of “Chef Denise Vivaldo…”

140 Years Young: Kids & Teen Join in Culinary Arts Fun

140 Years Young: Kids & Teen Join in Culinary Arts Fun

June 2007: HAL launches a kids and teen Culinary Arts Center activity program to bring the joys of cooking to the younger set. Kids are taught basic cooking techniques, kitchen safety, new ingredients and how to follow recipe instructions. Aside from the fun involved, cooking encourages kids to think about numbers and measuring, cleanliness, safety…   read more of “140 Years Young:…”

140 Years Young: HAL Launches Culinary Program

140 Years Young: HAL Launches Culinary Program

May 20, 2005: Holland America Line partners with Food & Wine magazine to launch an ambitious on-board culinary program. The multi-year partnership provides HAL guests with an opportunity to experience demonstrations and seminars conducted by top chefs, wine experts and leading cookbook authors provided by Food & Wine. The partnership is part of the broader…   read more of “140 Years Young:…”

Travel Blogger Recounts Nieuw Amsterdam Sailing: Part 2

Travel Blogger Recounts Nieuw Amsterdam Sailing: Part 2

Travel blogger Geoff Edwards recently sailed aboard Nieuw Amsterdam from Fort Lauderdale to the Eastern Caribbean. To read more about Geoff’s experience on Nieuw Amsterdam, click HERE. A Day At Sea: Most of the day we sailed along the south side of Cuba. “The Culinary Arts Center program, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is…   read more of “Travel Blogger…”