Last month, Food & Wine Magazine Deputy Editor Christine Quinlan joined cruisers on Volendam for a 14-Day Far East Discovery cruise. Christine has cruised with Holland America Line before and guests always love to learn from her expertise. Christine hosted cooking classes with help from Volendam’s Tournant Chef Michael Augustus, Cellar Master Jojo Catalino and Culinary Arts Center Host Barbara Mill Schuchardt.
Holland America Line’s Culinary Council — a team of world-class celebrity chefs — was named “Best Culinary Initiative” in Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 2016 Editor-in-Chief Awards. The annual awards are chosen by Bill Panoff, the magazine’s editor-in-chief and publisher, who honors his favorite travel experiences that left an impression in terms of service, quality and memorable moments.
Guest Chef Tim and his wife Sommelier Rebecca Tibbitts of the Bahamas’ Flying Fish joined cruisers on Oosterdam’s Sip and Savor cruise to the Caribbean late last year. Top left: Chef Tim Tibbitts makes a Caribbean-style dish with help from Oosterdam's Culinary Arts Center host. Top right: Rebecca hosts a mixology class. Bottom: Beet and Rum Cured Wahoo was the first dish on Tim's Calypso Brunch menu.