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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.

First rule of cooking with wine: Make sure you like to drink it

The whole idea of cooking a really great dish is to build a flavor profile, one that the guests onboard will love. Chefs know how to create layer upon layer of …

Pour some sugar on me baby, but not artificial flavors

I bet if you went into your baking cupboard onboard, you would find a number of different sugars. We stock several kinds because recipes call for different …

Experience, comparisons, benefits weigh in salary talks

The interview went well and the captain has made a job offer. What remains is to agree on a salary. Is the offered salary acceptable? It’s a tough question …

Summer truffles bring memories and flavors

I met a dear friend in New York recently and out of his coat pocket he handed me a package of aluminum foil. He hid it going through customs, which is not …

As the chef, scheduled upkeep and necessary evils

Usually, a yacht chef is in a department of one. On larger yachts, there can be a crew chef or a sous chef, or both. And with larger numbers of souls in the …

Crew interview may not include the captain

As a chef looking for work, you’ve been selected to interview for a job. Congratulations. So you show up with your best face forward. You are so prepared and …

Prevent foodborne bacteria from sickening crew and guests

Recently, a friend on a yacht suffered a foodborne Illness. He toughed it out, thinking he had a stomach flu or virus of some sort. Needless to say, he did not …

Get beyond the typical to showcase mango’s flavor

There is nothing more exotic and fulfilling than a juicy ripe mango to eat during the warmer months. I love this fruit. What I truly love about the versatile …

Yacht chefs can shine onboard with a bit extra

Chefs often are singled out on a charter or owner’s trip. It’s easy to be memorable when you give guests a style of food and service they aren’t …

Fall fruits are plentiful, but not all work in every recipe

It’s getting chilly outside and a nice warm apple crisp might be just what the doctor ordered. Looking through the magazines out on the stand, you’d …

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An unexpected visitor to a yard not yet opened

An unexpected visitor to a yard not yet opened

By Tom Serio The ink had barely dried on Derecktor Shipyards’ agreement to develop industrial waterfront in Ft. Pierce into a …

New owner revamps, reintroduces Lewis Marine

New owner revamps, reintroduces Lewis Marine

By Lucy Chabot Reed Fort Lauderdale-based Lewis Marine Supply, a 62-year-old chandlery, hosted an open house on Thursday to welcome …

Crew Coach: Inner purpose a powerful tool

Crew Coach: Inner purpose a powerful tool

Crew Coach: by Capt. Rob Gannon Working with people over the past decade as a personal coach, the concept of purpose arises quite …

Seahaven Superyacht Marina kicks off with Triton networking

Seahaven Superyacht Marina kicks off with Triton networking

The newest marina in South Florida opened its doors to about 200 yacht captains, crew and industry professionals for Triton Networking …

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