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Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson

Mary Beth Lawton Johnson is a certified executive pastry chef and Chef de Cuisine and has worked on yachts for more than 25 years.

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About Chef Mary Beth LawtonJohnson

Mary Beth Lawton Johnson is a certified executive pastry chef and Chef de Cuisine and has worked on yachts for more than 25 years.

Culinary Waves: Garden of recipes grows with vegetable, fruit flours

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson The stews would each take a turn to cook for the crew on a particular charter I did once. The only meal they …

Culinary Waves: The many faces of olive oil

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson I recently returned from visiting my family in Italy. I scoured the shelves of tiny trattorias, stores and …

Culinary Waves: Travel with your own tools

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth LawtonJohnson I have been on Spartan charter trips when a guest wanted a cake and I didn’t have a basic cake pan – …

Culinary Waves: The canapé is in a class of its own

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson To a yacht chef, no dinner party is complete without passed appetizers, from skewers to food shooters, dips …

Culinary Waves: Not much to beef about when it comes to cooking tenderloin

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson In a yachting career that has spanned decades on board various private and charter yachts, I have cooked my …

Culinary Waves: Elevate the usual continental buffet to a breakfast of champions

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson I’ve been rethinking the continental breakfast lately. I believe it can be elevated to a healthier morning …

Culinary Waves: Baking underway can be tricky

Valentine’s Day is here! So whip out those flours, muffin tins and cake pans – but wait, the yacht is leaving and now the weather has turned not so nice. …

Culinary Waves: Don’t chicken out on lamb, but mutton is another matter

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson Americans tend to eat less lamb than Europeans, and one theory says that it’s because U.S. soldiers during …

Culinary Waves: More than one way to cook a holiday turkey

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson Nothing says holidays like fresh baked or roasted turkey, cranberry, dressing and stuffing. Wait, didn’t we …

Culinary Waves: Mise en place, precision dicing important galley skills

With the boat show season upon us, the time for new crew is perhaps a twinkle in the captain’s eye. In my next few columns, we’ll take a look at some …

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Chef Dragos ‘Dragon’ Caprelian dies after brief illness

Chef Dragos ‘Dragon’ Caprelian dies after brief illness

Chef Dragos Caprelian died on Aug. 19 at a hospital in Pompano Beach, Florida. He had recently returned home to Florida after feeling ill …

Acrew announces 2019 Crew Award finalists

Acrew announces 2019 Crew Award finalists

Finalists for Acrew’s 2nd annual Crew Awards have been announced. The finalists will be presented to an independent and anonymous panel …

News in the brokerage fleet: Alia project sells; Admiral new builds listed

News in the brokerage fleet: Alia project sells; Admiral new builds listed

Yachts sold Project Al Waab II, a 180-foot (55m) new build from Alia Yachts designed by Vripack, with delivery scheduled for summer …

Crew Compass: Working for liveaboards a seismic shift from charter life

Crew Compass: Working for liveaboards a seismic shift from charter life

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon People always ask me what it’s like to work on yachts? You must have some good stories, they say. …

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