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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Petit Osso Bucco with Smokey Apple Slaw and Oven dried Heirloom Tomatoes

Food is art. That’s true on so many levels, from the visual to the taste to the complimenting contributors such as wine, table setting and location. However, with all the…

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Chickpea Tikka Masala

Coming from Durban, curry is definitely one of my preferred dishes. Its variety of rich spices and herbs makes it such a fragrant and belly grumbling dining experience. This dish…

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Top Shelf recipe for Spearmint and Baileys Creme Caramel

Open any classical cookbook and all bets are on that a creme caramel recipe will be presented to you. Classical, however, does not mean forgotten or over the hill. Rather,…

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Spicy pork ragout is a dish made with love

To me, a pasta sauce can only be made with love, time and fresh ingredients. This is why I chose a pasta dish to share in February, the month of…

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Recipe for Toasted Zucchini-wrapped Grouper

Roasted Zucchini-wrapped Grouper with lemon, dill, potato and sweet pea salad Charter guests love dining on fresh fish, so a stockpile of like recipes is a definite must. This recipe…

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Top Shelf recipe: Savory cheesecake

Cheesecake is such a loved dessert. Last month’s recipe (white chocolate cheesecake) was dedicated to all those who have a sweet tooth. However, if you are like me and prefer…

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Spinach and ricotta roulade

Chasing the summer aboard yachts prohibits us from serving winter-style dishes too often and so we keep pushing the boundaries and creating new flavor combinations suited to the areas we…

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Be creative with white chocolate cheesecake

I split the batter in thirds and added to each strawberries, passion fruit and blueberries, then served them all as a cheesecake tasting plate.   White chocolate cheesecake   There…

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Spicy, sweet conch salad

Made well, a conch salad is fresh, light and has a good combination of spicy, sweet, tart and savory. With the tropical charter season on the horizon, this might be…

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Top Shelf: Leek and Potato Soup island style

Leek and Potato Soup Island style, with aged gruyere and white truffle toastie Soup is far from my favorite dish to eat, but it is one of my favorite dishes…

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