Explore a wide range of delicious onboard dining options - everything from a burger and fries by the Lido pool to the Pan-Asian flavors of Tamarind to the ultimate in refined and luxurious dining at Pinnacle Grill. A team of world-class celebrity chefs is charting an exciting course for dining across our fleet. With their global traditions and diverse culinary interests, they're adding inspired new signature dishes to our menus.

Culinary Council

Meet Rudi Sodamin

Holland America Line’s Master Chef and Culinary Council Chairman, Chef Rudi was born in Austria and trained in France. His innovative approach has made him the most decorated chef on the world’s oceans.

Meet Jonnie Boer

Dutch-born Chef Jonnie is the driving force behind De Librije, a regional, fine-dining restaurant. Recognized as one of “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants,” De Librije has earned a three-star Michelin rating every year since 2004.

Meet David Burke

A leading pioneer of contemporary American cuisine, Chef David is a restaurateur, cookbook author, inventor (a dry-aging process for meat) and consultant at ESquared Hospitality. He trained at the Culinary Institute of America.

Meet Jacques Torres

Known as “Mr. Chocolate,” French-trained Master Chef and artisan chocolatier Jacques is a James Beard award winner. After rising to executive pastry chef at New York’s legendary Le Cirque, he opened a chocolate factory in New York.

Meet Ethan Stowell

With an impressive roster of highly acclaimed restaurants, Chef Ethan has helped to change the face of the Seattle food scene. He was named one of the “Best New Chefs in America” by Food & Wine in 2008.

Meet Andy Matsuda

Founder of the Sushi Chef Institute in Southern California, Chef Andy Matsuda offers more than 35 years of sushi mastery. After a battle with cancer, he sought a deeper understanding of the relationship between food and health.

Exquisite Wine Selection, Award Winning Cocktails

Master Mixologist and James Beard awardee Dale DeGroff and James Suckling, one of the world’s most acclaimed wine critics, create the perfect pairing with our Culinary Council.

James Suckling

A world-renowned wine critic, James spent decades as Senior Editor/European Bureau Chief of Wine Spectator and is currently CEO/Editor of JamesSuckling.com.

Dale DeGroff

A James Beard award winner for Wine & Spirits, our own “King Cocktail,” Dale DeGroff, is author of 'The Essential Cocktail'. His cocktails are featured on board our fleet.