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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.

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, …

Soup inspires creative ways to serve, sip, taste enjoy onboard yacht

I recently served a great soup for a starter course, and wondered why I didn’t serve soups more often. Is it because I generally think of soups only when …

Bring outdoors in with salt; uses, varieties are immense as the seas

I opened my galley cupboard yesterday and saw jars of English Maldon, French sel, Kosher salt, pink Hawaiian, rock salt, some regular table salt, and a few …

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Newport19: Charter show opens today

Newport19: Charter show opens today

Crew from more than 20 yachts worked hard to keep the raindrops at bay at Newport Shipyard this morning as the annual Newport Charter Show …

Crew Compass: Cruising  brings joy in places we had not expected

Crew Compass: Cruising brings joy in places we had not expected

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon Being offered a new job is always an exciting time and, as I’ve mentioned previously, there are …

Engineer’s Angle: Engineer key to safety on a yacht

Engineer’s Angle: Engineer key to safety on a yacht

Engineer's Angle: by JD Anson Whether tied to the dock or a thousand miles from shore, the safety of boat and personnel are of …

Crew Eye: Detail is the name of the game for yacht chefs

Crew Eye: Detail is the name of the game for yacht chefs

Crew Eye: Photos by Stuart Pearce Chef competitions highlight the intricate details of the work of top-tier yacht chefs for the public …

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