ms Oosterdam

ms Oosterdam

Ship Facts

The Netherlands
82,305 grt
936 feet
24 knots
July 2003
HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands

Latest Post

Feb 2016

Culinary Arts Center: Cruise with Famous Chefs, Winemakers & Mixologists in 2016

Submitted by: HAL Culinary Team

Eva Eliscu was the first Culinary Arts Center guest expert cruising with Holland America Line this year, but certainly not the last.
Eva Eliscu was the first Culinary Arts Center guest expert cruising with Holland America Line this year, but certainly not the last.

The year may have just begun but the Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine has already gotten off to a delicious start! Holland America Line guests will hone their cooking skills with classes ranging in topics from unique Caribbean cooking styles to delicious desserts. So if you’re cruising this year you better bring your appetite! Holland America Line has put together a robust list of guest chefs, mixologists, winemakers and restaurateurs for 2016. Guests will learn from award-winning experts in all aspects of food and beverage. Here’s a look at some of the experts that already have taken over the Culinary Art Center show kitchens this month. Then keep reading for the schedule for the remainder of the year. We’ve also included some of the experts’ recipes for our readers who want to cook like a pro at home! Oosterdam Guests Sip & Savor with Chef Tim Tibbitts and Sommelier Rebecca Tibbitts 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. Guests got to learn from two true experts: Tim was named a Top 25 Caribbean Chef in 2014 by Caribbean Journal and Rebecca is the Bahamas’ only female Certified Sommelier! In addition, Flying Fish consistently receive accolades from top publications like Fodor’s, websites like TripAdvisor, and the restaurant has been awarded a four diamond rating by AAA. While onboard, Chef Tim held a number of cooking demos teaching cruisers how to make grilled calamari and mango cheesecake. Rebecca hosted a mixology class and wine tasting, and both participated in a special Q&A panel discussion. You can follow Tim on Twitter at @FlyingFishFreep. Food & Wine Magazine’s Christine Quinlan Sails on Volendam in Asia 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 […]

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