Culinary Arts Center on Holland America Line

Embrace your culinary passion. This groundbreaking experience combines a love of food and wine with unique and engaging programs. Join us for the following experiences in our theater-style venue and state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen, or watch from the comfort of your stateroom.

Hands-on Cooking Classes

Unleash your inner chef and learn new culinary skills alongside our award-winning chefs and culinary guests.

Dinner at the Culinary Arts Center

On ms Koningsdam, the Culinary Arts Center transforms into a new dinner concept, an immersive farm-to-table experience where the chefs prepare simple, artisanal dishes in the show kitchen and guests enjoy each course as it’s freshly prepared. Every meal will emphasize fresh, thoughtfully sourced selections while incorporating select ingredients harvested from a glass-enclosed growing area just off the kitchen.


Wine Tasting and Mixology

Delight your palate with innovative food and wine pairings handcrafted by visiting vintners and our own Holland America Line cellarmasters. On selected cruises, take home Food & Wine® recipe cards and wine tasting notes along with copies of the magazine.Wine Tasting and Mixology.

Regionally Inspired Workshops

Discover the secrets and unique traditions of regional cuisine, from the flavors of Alaska to pasta making in the Mediterranean. Local market tours are available in selected ports of call.768x350_cacworkshop2_050616

Just for Kids

Workshops and lively demonstrations for kids and teens offering basic cooking techniques, kitchen safety and recipe instruction. Workshops are offered for two age groups: ages 3-7 and ages 8-15; space is limited for workshops. Demonstrations are open to all ages.


Special Guest Chefs

Some of the world’s leading culinary experts will join us on board for live cooking shows, book signings and special menu offerings. Previous Food & Wine® guests include Jacques Torres, Chocolatier Extraordinaire (above); Max McCalman, Maître Fromager, Artisanal Premium Cheese; and Susan Sokol Blosser, President and wine visionary, Sokol Blosser Winery.

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