Thirty-one yacht crew were honored at the 13th annual Concours des Chefs last night at the Antigua Charter Yacht Show.
Among superyachts of 160 feet and larger, the first place winner is Stuart Ince of M/Y Arianna. Morgan Lonegran of S/Y Red Dragon won second place. Ty Power of M/Y Lazy Z won third.
In the category of yachts 100-159 feet, first place.went to Jerry Pond of M/Y Arioso, who won second in this category last year. Jacob Ebert of M/Y Symphony II took second, and Tonya Bohn of M/Y Amitie won third.
Among vessels less than 100 feet, Toni Leslie of S/Y Inukshuk won first place. Second place went to Robin Thompson of S/V Matau. And tied for third were Emma Whicher of S/Y More Magic and Claudia Salomon of S/Y Clevelander.
The theme this year was healthy dinner and included judges from top island resorts and restaurants, fellow yacht chefs, a journalist and a local business person. The judges gave a special honor for “amazing effort” to Andrew Graham of M/Y Spirit.
In addition to the dinner, chefs could enter a separate category for best use of coffee in a recipe, including food or drink.
For yachts of 160 feet and larger, Lazy’s Z’s Power won first place, Marcus Warm of M/Y Darlings Danama won second, and Red Dragon’s Lonergan won third.
For yachts 100-159 feet, James Catling of M/Y Harle won first place, Arioso’s Pond won second, and Symphony II’s Ebert won third.
For yachts smaller than 100 feet, Whicher of S/Y More Magic won first place, Inukshuk’s Leslie won second and Audrey Harper of S/V Flow won third.
There was also a table setting challenge. Winners included Jen Lanza of M/Y Natita (larger than 160 feet), Sandra Jordan of M/Y Arioso (100-159 feet) and Casey Barnes of S/V Matau (less than 100 feet).
Watch for stories of the winners in the January issue of The Triton and online in the coming weeks.