Culinary Waves

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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Culinary Waves: Commit to body repair on board

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson As yachties, we are used to doing things to their best. We do everything to make sure we keep our resumes in…

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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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Culinary Waves: A new normal in the galley after COVID

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson COVID-19 certainly has made being a yacht chef challenging. Everything we buy from a third party such as a grocery store or…

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Culinary Waves: Raise the health bar on board

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson As yacht chefs, our goal is to present award-winning cuisine – but not with the added fat, calories and sugar that will…

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Culinary Waves: Recognizing, managing stress crucial skill for yacht crew

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson Stress. Chefs feel it with the ticking of the clock, when the timing of food prep is not precise, or an ingredient…

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Culinary Waves: Nutrition, time management, sanitation courses boost chefs’ CVs

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson Just as captains and all deck crew need to take courses to maintain their licenses on board, chefs need to maintain their…

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Culinary Waves: Chefs can stay at the top of their game with a little due diligence

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson While in the galley this coming year, do your due diligence to keep yourself abreast of the changes in the food industry.…

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Culinary Waves: What’s Christmas without cookies?

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson They only come once a year – the wonderful, glorious holidays when you can create memorable desserts. For some yachts, it’s a…

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