Interior

Interior crew have a history of distinguished service, no matter what you call it

Working on yachts can be an exciting, fun and incredible lifestyle, but it is also a serious job that requires a high level of commitment and professionalism.  Much of the…

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Masitas de Puerco Cubano

With all of the recent talk of the United States normalizing relations with Cuba, my memory takes me back to several deliveries where I stopped in Cuba en route to…

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Key Lime and White Chocolate Pie

Classics will always exist, as will the longing for them. Pot roasts, cobblers, burgers or pies, everyone will associate certain feelings with classic dishes. When guests arrive onboard with their…

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Summer truffles bring memories and flavors

I met a dear friend in New York recently and out of his coat pocket he handed me a package of aluminum foil. He hid it going through customs, which…

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Focusing on job, giving service got this stew through darkest hours

They say strength lies in adversity. I have certainly had my share of that.  If I hadn’t been able to delve deeper into service during some major life events, I…

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Mixed Berry Cobbler

In 1989, I delivered a 54-foot Bertram from Hong Kong to Guam and stayed for a year and a half to start the owner’s charter fishing operation. While there, I…

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Melon, tomato citrus gazpacho with mint oil

There is a not-so-subtle element that is often overlooked by chefs: balance. Sure, a plate can look and taste fantastic, but what has actually gone into that dish that has…

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As the chef, scheduled upkeep and necessary evils

Usually, a yacht chef is in a department of one. On larger yachts, there can be a crew chef or a sous chef, or both. And with larger numbers of…

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Living and working in tight quarters

A topic that comes up again and again in yachting revolves around establishing standards of professionalism for crew and defining appropriate boundaries within a private service environment. We live together…

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Crew Mess: Texas Easy Slow-Cook Chili

Texas Easy Slow-Cook Chili Since long ago, when the second person on Earth mixed peppers and beef and cooked them together, the great debate began; who makes the best chili.…

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