Mark Godbeer

Mark Godbeer, a culinary-trained chef from South Africa, has been professionally cooking for more than 11 years, 9 of which have been on yachts (

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Pickled, Spiced & Everything Nice Potato Wedges

Boat show has come and gone, and it’s time to gear up for a new season of charters. This recipe was inspired from my love of salt-and-vinegar potato chips and…

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Coconut-Crusted Grouper Tail in a Chili-Lemongrass Broth with Papaya Noodles

When asked why we are in yachting, as sure as the sun rises most of us answer “to travel”, or “for the adventure”. It’s instilled in most of us as…

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Roasted beet, marinated chanterelles and citrus salad

My wife and I have traveled Southeast Asia for the past two months. While we have fallen in love with the cuisine and it surely has inspired my cooking (recipes…

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Spice-roasted Butternut, Chicken and Goat Cheese Salad

Summer time. Let’s be honest; it’s brutal. The boys dropping toys every other minute. The girls running up and down stairs from hot tub to aft deck. Regardless of position,…

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Cranberry braised beef short rib

I am not sure what is more rewarding, eating this dish or creating it. By braising the meat with cranberries, the natural sweetness of the short rib is enhanced and…

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Honeyed Coconut Peach Cobbler with a Thyme Biscuit Crust

This recipe goes out to the chefs cruising U.S waters this summer. Chances are there are plenty of peaches in the supermarket when you go provision, so when life gives…

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Top Shelf recipe: Breakfast for dinner

Sweet pea, dill egg white and goat cheese frittata-filled potato rosti loaf I grew up with a working mom. Correction: I grew up with a magician, a woman who made…

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Key Lime and White Chocolate Pie

Classics will always exist, as will the longing for them. Pot roasts, cobblers, burgers or pies, everyone will associate certain feelings with classic dishes. When guests arrive onboard with their…

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Melon, tomato citrus gazpacho with mint oil

There is a not-so-subtle element that is often overlooked by chefs: balance. Sure, a plate can look and taste fantastic, but what has actually gone into that dish that has…

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Chinese chicken potstickers in a soy lemongrass broth

Potstickers do not frequent my menu as much as they should. Every time I prepare and make them, I scold myself for not making them more often. Nine out of…

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