chefs

Chef knows best

The best galley refits happen when yacht chefs have a hand in the design.

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Yacht Chef Tackles Epic Challenge for a Cause

When it comes to helping others, Chef Helgi Olafson is willing to go the distance — 2,850 miles, to be exact.

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Galley Playlist

Galley Playlist Galley days are long days and music always makes it better. The right song encourages me to keep going, helps me stay calm under pressure, creates a shared…

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Chefs up their game when short supplies mean empty shelves at food stores

Whether scrambling for scarce provisions or conjuring up some immunity-boosting magic, these pro yacht chefs tackled pandemic challenges with true aplomb.

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For a perfectly tailored charter, first tailor the preference sheet to the yacht

Have your charter broker send you a copy of what they send out to clients. Do this not only to please your guests, but also to keep from disappointing them. Those are two entirely different things.

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Culinary Waves: Getting proficient in portion control

The past 30 years has seen an increase in portion sizes, which is one of the main causes of obesity. If the chef has portion distortion when it comes to…

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Culinary Waves: Chefs play major role in crew happiness

As the saying goes: happy wife, happy life. The same goes for our crew. The chef plays an important role onboard a vessel: keeping the “wife” (i.e., crew) happy. If…

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Owner’s View: The essence of command

Owner’s View: by Melvyn Miller The hardest thing to teach new managers is that the essence of management is to convince or coerce subordinates to do that which they would…

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Culinary Waves: How to clean your galley

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson Cleaning the galley usually begins with either a special cloth (eco-friendly versus paper towels) and a spray bottle of something.  I can’t…

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Top Shelf: Cooking for the boss, no matter what

Top Shelf: by Chef Timothy MacDonald Often, we see in employment ads “American home cooking, midwest style, meat-and-potatoes”. There seems to be two sides to the culinary coin in regard…

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