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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.

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 …

What to feed the kids onboard

OK, I get it. The kids are coming to the yacht for the holidays. This totally freaks me out. As a professional chef, when I hear children will be part of the …

Estate jobs add new twist

It is not uncommon to be in employment on a yacht as the chef and then suddenly, the chef for the boss’s estate quits and he needs you to come to the …

For Korean, SooWoo is so good

Everyone knows Japanese cuisine but rarely is Korean center of the plate. It should be. Recently I was invited to visit the Japanese and Korean steakhouse …

Estate jobs add twist to working for owners

It is not uncommon to be in employment on a yacht as the chef and then suddenly, the chef for the boss’s estate quits and he needs you to come to the …

Finding the perfect fit takes two sides

Finding the perfect fit isn’t easy. It takes time for a yacht chef to understand a new owner’s preferences. There has to be time for adjustment for …

One chef’s guide to working well with others

My most recent job-hunting experience has led me to write this column on how chefs new to a vessel can get along with others, whether it be the owner or …

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Acrew announces 2019 Crew Award finalists

Acrew announces 2019 Crew Award finalists

Finalists for Acrew’s 2nd annual Crew Awards have been announced. The finalists will be presented to an independent and anonymous panel …

News in the brokerage fleet: Alia project sells; Admiral new builds listed

News in the brokerage fleet: Alia project sells; Admiral new builds listed

Yachts sold Project Al Waab II, a 180-foot (55m) new build from Alia Yachts designed by Vripack, with delivery scheduled for summer …

Spin event raises $5,000 for charity

Spin event raises $5,000 for charity

Young Professionals in Yachting raised more than $5,000 for the Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Fort Lauderdale on Friday …

Crew Compass: Working for liveaboards a seismic shift from charter life

Crew Compass: Working for liveaboards a seismic shift from charter life

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon People always ask me what it’s like to work on yachts? You must have some good stories, they say. …

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