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Sushi Chef Andy Matsuda Koningsdam is now working with Holland America Line
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Holland America Line’s New Top Sushi Chef

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - June 13, 2016

Holland America Line has announced its newest partnership: sushi.

The cruise line has announced a new collaboration with renowned sushi chef Andy Matsuda of the Sushi Chef Institute in Los Angeles.

Matsuda will be training the line’s shipboard chefs to be “at the forefront of sushi trends and techniques.”

In addition, four of his signature rolls will be featured on the dining menu at Tamarind, the Asian-fusion restaurant on several of the brand’s ships.

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The new ms Koningsdam cruise ship

“Sushi is extremely popular with our guests, and creating it is an art form that requires specific skills, techniques and in-depth training,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “We are excited to collaborate with an expert of Chef Matsuda’s caliber to ensure that our chefs are creating the most exceptional sushi at sea. Anyone who enjoys sushi is going to be very impressed by the presentation and flavors in his creations.”

Tamarind is onboard ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms Eurodam and the brand’s newest ship, ms Koningsdam, which will be sailing to the Caribbean at the end of this year.

Ms Koningsdam, the line’s new Pinnacle-class ship, will homeport in Fort Lauderdale for the winter and spring cruise seasons.

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