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 (chefmarkgodbeer.com).

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Baked Brie with Sultanas in Champagne, Spicy Cinnamon & Vanilla Gelee, Nutella Dust

One thing I really love to make is dessert; one thing I really hate to eat is dessert. Put a cheese board in front of me any day, but keep…

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Spice up guest meals with grouper tacos

From tongue to cheek, hoof to butt, traditional to out-of-the-box, even savory to sweet, the filling possibilities for tacos are unparalleled. It took me a while to get onto the…

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Many flavors make a plate

I like it when food is fun, when one plate containing an array of flavors can either work harmoniously in one bite or randomly paired, yielding countless flavorful bites. This…

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Rosemary-Roasted, Butternut-Stuffed Turkey Meatballs

Rosemary-Roasted, Butternut-Stuffed Turkey Meatballs ’Tis the season to be busy, if you are a yacht chef. Boat shows, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years all mean lots of mouths to feed.…

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Apricot Braised and Roasted Pork Belly

Who doesn’t like bacon? (Seriously. If anyone still has their hand up, try this recipe then get back to me.) I’m going to be straight with you; this is pork…

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Vanilla Bean and Chocolate Spaghetti in an Orange Chocolate Sauce

It’s so easy and convenient to grab a box of dried pasta, throw it in some boiling water, wait 10 minutes and voila. But it will never compare to the…

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Three Cheese Breakfast Pizza

Charter guests are extremely important; of course, you would want them to be, especially when they are paying up to $500,000 a week to stay on board. Crew, on the…

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Recipe for Sake Teriyaki Glazed Mahi Mahi Filet

I could consider myself a mongrel chef. Having been trained in the art of fine dining at a young age to then study at a French-inspired culinary school followed by…

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Semifreddo Trio of strawberry, vanilla bean, pistachio

Load up on the bug repellant, the 50+ sun block, polarized sunnies and your best frozen desserts recipes. Summer is here. Of course, working aboard yachts, it always seems to…

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Roasted beet jalapeño infused watermelon and feta salad

Let’s boot the misconception of salads as boring. Let’s make them fun, interesting and desirable. They aren’t just the go-to meal for when you want to lose 10 pounds by…

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