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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: Know how food, medications mix

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson Now more than ever, health practitioners are paying attention to the effects of food on medicines — …

Liven up the menu with some homegrown Florida ‘fugly fruit’

I call it “fugly fruit” — you know, those odd-shaped or prickly things that sometimes look like a furry family pet that needs to be walked. We’re …

Culinary Waves: Chefs need to build network, too

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson So many chefs in yachting try to stay abreast of culinary trends to make their food cutting edge, but how many …

Culinary Waves: Shaking free of sodium takes time, awareness

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson We as yachties are surrounded by saltwater. We swim in it, fish in it, boat in it. We scrub our bodies with it …

Spring cleaning in the galley

There’s something about Springtime that gets our cleaning juices flowing, even in the constantly-being-cleaned world of yachts. But what about the galley? …

Find common ground to feed guests on various diets

Yacht chefs juggle different diets all at once. It isn’t easy, is it? I can’t count the number of times I have had to prepare for numerous diets on one …

Quick and easy shopping all about the list

By Mary Beth Lawton Johnson It’s time to hop in the tender and head for shore to go shopping. Is the list handy? As chefs, we work on our provisions list the …

When picking designer water, look for minerals, chose on taste

Nothing is considered too good for the yacht’s owner and guests. The designer fabric and furniture, the designer clothes, even the chef-designed food all …

Make time to save time with appetizers when guests are late

The call comes over the radio. The guests want to spend more time at the beach, or the plane is late, or there is more shopping to do. Either way, as the chef, …

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 …

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Yacht crew strum some love back home to South Africa

Yacht crew strum some love back home to South Africa

By Lucy Chabot Reed Not even a global pandemic can keep yacht crew creativity sequestered. The captain and chief engineer of M/Y My …

Crew use COVID downtime to make a difference

Crew use COVID downtime to make a difference

By Lucy Chabot Reed Yacht crew all over the world have found interesting and creative ways to make a difference during the COVID-19 …

Owner’s View: Not the recommended procedure for captain, crew career in yachting

Owner’s View: Not the recommended procedure for captain, crew career in yachting

Owner’s View: by Melvyn Miller Decades ago, I was berthed in Cape May, New Jersey, next to a flush-deck motoryacht run by a mature …

FLIBS19: Show’s economic impact jumps 50 percent

FLIBS19: Show’s economic impact jumps 50 percent

The 60th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, held Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2019, generated $1.3 billion in economic impact in the state …

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