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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.

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 …

Years in galley hone chef’s top 10 list

I can honestly say that my 10 must-haves in the galley have changed over the years. What was once important is not so much anymore. This view also applies to …

Base recipes for last-minute galley emergency

In the last issue I spoke about having an employer who is the consummate entertainer when onboard. It takes planning and tricks to keep abreast of the …

Overcome the challenge of unexpected guests

Do you work for the constant entertainer? This could be your employer, the wife or the girlfriend, but there’s someone onboard who constantly invites friends …

A look at food costs

The captain got the orders: the yacht needs to rein in food costs. So as chef, you are now being asked to account for costs. Be prepared to cost a recipe so …

Good intentions gone bad with leftover greens

We’ve all been through it. We stock up on greens for a charter whose guests said they wanted to eat “healthy” and then they don’t want to eat the …

Ditch paper towels, eliminate toxins

Can you guess what the most stocked is onboard a yacht? Toilet paper, a critical item we just cannot run out of and therefore have plenty stored onboard.   …

The reality of yacht chef rotations

How does three on, three off sound? Appealing, right? To think you could work three weeks or even three months straight, then get a month or three off …

Rolling with the punches

Everyone in yachting gets criticized at some point. You can’t be in this profession — or any other for that matter — and not encounter it. …

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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 …

Yacht bosun chooses to think like an owner, not spend like one

Yacht bosun chooses to think like an owner, not spend like one

By Bosun Alex Kempin I know, yet another article about personal finance and someone telling you to do something you will never do. I …

Yacht sinks off Savannah, five rescued

Yacht sinks off Savannah, five rescued

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued five people after the vessel they were on allided with the north Savannah jetties on Monday night. At …

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