With the collective experience, passion and creativity of five world-class celebrity chefs, the Holland America Line Culinary Council® brings global influence and expertise to dining venues across...
Meet the Chefs
Global Culinary Excellence
Now with seven world-class celebrity chefs, the Holland America Line Culinary Council® brings their collective experience, passion and creativity to dining venues across our fleet.
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.
Diverse Culinary Specialties
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.
A pioneer of contemporary American cuisine, Chef David is a restaurateur, cookbook author, inventor and consultant. He trained at the Culinary Institute of America and has been featured on Iron Chef America and Top Chef Masters.
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.
Chef Elizabeth earned accolades for her ground-breaking San Francisco shop, Citizen Cake. A frequent judge and competitor on Food Network, she won first place in the World Pizza Championships in Naples, one of Italy's most prestigious competitions.
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.
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.