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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.

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 …

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 …

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