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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.

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. …

All at once and perfect. Timing is key

There is nothing worse for a yacht chef than to have our guests sitting around the table, waiting for their next course. They are waiting, of course, because …

Below Deck’s chef stays professional

Now that the yachting reality show “Below Deck” is over for the season, I thought I would take a moment to put the depicted chef and galley in …

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 …

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