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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.

Replace white rice with ancient grains

Heirloom ancient grains and ancient wheats are a great way to get rid of the refined and processed grains and wheat you have stashed in your cupboards onboard. …

Repurpose leftovers by food rehab

The end of the trip or charter is approaching and you are out of food. Sure, there are a few staples in the pantry, but there really is nothing left. All that …

Change up old dishes a bit at a time

Please tell me the boss did not just request boneless stuffed chicken again for dinner. Why is it that we fall into cooking the same old tired meals week after …

Keeping immune system health

As yacht crew, we often grab food on the go because we can’t always sit down to a balanced meal. The problem with that is that what we eat directly …

Blueprint for success with the crew

Yacht crew come and go, and some of them are a dream to work with. But others generate a slightly prickly situation. It takes all kinds, doesn’t it? When …

Chef salaries transition since 1980s

When it comes to salaries for yacht chefs, I have to remain neutral because I have been at both ends of the salary spectrum as a professional, dual …

Micro greens fill specialty category

Yachts are all about specialty items. From interiors to special cruising destinations to the finale of specialized cuisine. Among the specialties that have …

Natural cures from the galley

Do you know where the ship’s medical kit is? It’s not where you might think. The next time you don’t quite feel yourself, might I redirect …

Spices jazz up cooking

There is always a new sauce on the market, a new flavor that is supposed to enhance your cooking or cut your time in the galley. But to simply buy a pre-made …

The science of feeding Fido as a guest

More and more often, the yachts I find myself on have a non-human guest onboard. Creatures of the four-legged variety, especially dogs. As the principals on …

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Yachts face new block for travel to Cuba

Yachts face new block for travel to Cuba

By Dorie Cox The U.S. Department of the Treasury on June 5 removed authorization for “group people-to-people” educational travel to …

BVI’s Willy T can return to original anchorage

BVI’s Willy T can return to original anchorage

On July 1, the iconic Willy T floating restaurant and bar will be allowed to return to its original location anchored off The Bight near …

Oh, the places yachting takes you

Oh, the places yachting takes you

By Katie Hunt Waking up at 5 a.m. isn’t unfamiliar to many of us yacht crew working in this fast-paced industry. So, as I walk into …

Top Shelf: Antigua lobster case in point for buying local

Top Shelf: Antigua lobster case in point for buying local

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald One of the biggest expenditures during a week-long or 10-day charter is the caviar and lobsters. And …

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