Top chefs from television network fame and others are on the 2012 roster for the cruise line’s unique cooking school setup.
As guests cruise between any of the continents on the globe, they can learn how to create gourmet cuisines in cooking classes taught by the chefs. The cruise line has won multiple awards of excellence for its enhanced programs, along with other lines such as Carnival Cruise Lines and Princess Cruises.
The cooking classes will take place throughout 2012 and are held in a theater with large screens and a classroom kitchen on stage before the guests. According to a press release by the line, they have 60 chefs scheduled to teach classes through The Culinary Arts Center, which is a culinary initiative that includes children’s class services as well.
“The Culinary Arts Center is at the core of Holland America Line’s enrichment program and each year we bring on board the most talented and entertaining culinary experts in their field,” said Holland America Line’s executive vice president of marketing, sales and guest programs Richard Meadows in the press release from PR Newswire. “We want our guests to have a special experience that makes them want to go home and tell friends and family they learned how to make a new dish from a well-known chef,” he said.
Some of the chefs presenting cooking classes on board the cruise include Linton Hopkins, Tony Maws, Serena Palumba, Jonathan Sawyer. The Culinary Arts Center program is presented by Food & Wine magazine and includes other activities related to word cuisines. Guests in the program will get to sample port-of-call foods and wines in addition to the classes while traveling to their destinations.