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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.

Options make cheese classy again

Just a few years ago, serving a cheese platter to yacht guests was considered passé. Too easy, too boring, too simple. Other items stole our creative …

Yachts chefs have advantage for cooking fresh-caught fish

If there ever was a chef who knows about fish and seafood, it would be a yacht chef. We have the on-water advantage. From purchasing directly from fishing …

Serve up more than salads for vegans guest and crew onboard

As the chef onboard, you might encounter a set of guests or even one person on a trip whose sole dietary needs center around vegetables. So you have to have …

Immerse yourself in a delicious ‘foodie vacation’

Once a chef, always a chef is how the saying goes. In those rare moments that as a chef, you want to experience cuisine and remember the moment you decided to …

Secret to satisfying yacht charter guests’ late night cravings

You are on charter and the guests have just arrived back onboard after a night out on the town. They ate about 6 hours ago, but are now hungry. What do you …

No waste mentality means discards get a second chance

You have trimmings left over from vegetables, meats, pastry or dough after working on a meal or fabricating a meat for dinner. So what do you do with them? …

Buy Local movement should apply to provisioning abroad

As the chef provisioning the yacht, are you helping the owner operator of a small store or hurting it?   You are in a foreign port, having arrived with all …

Souffles will fall, but they rise any occasion to special

No other dessert besides the souffle can make a dining experience more memorable. The French cook Vincent de la Chapelle is first credited with inventing this …

Safety, security, budget compromised during travels and shopping

Recently, I found myself in Rome at the Roma Termini Station with a man pointing a device at me. It was larger than a cell phone but smaller than an iPad. It …

Ask for support to reduce the dread of feeding the crew family

Imagine being a single parent who works in a restaurant, cooking all day, and then going home to cook for a family waiting and hungry. If that seems familiar, …

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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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