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Michelin Starred Yacht Chef

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by colintraveller, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. colintraveller

    colintraveller Senior Member

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    I read Lady Britt has a Michelin Starred Chef working on board. Would anyone happen to know the Chef's name? Normally, once a Chef earns such an Accolade he or she is pretty much set. Yet kinda different career setting as virtually all winners have there own restaurant and books to there name.
  2. The Reverend

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    A yacht that has a 'Michelin Star Chef' is not that unusual.
    Michelin issue stars to restaurants-not to chefs so the chef in question may have worked in a Michelin Star restaurant and that restaurant may have just one star.
    The demands on a yacht chef are very different than that of a shore based chef A yacht chef has to provide a variety of meals throughout the day for demanding guests (and crew) who may change their mind on a whim making use provisions that have to bought delivered and during brief times whilst the yacht is port. The lifestyle of living in small cabin and and often using a cramped galley are not the same as conditions found ashore. It would be very difficult for a top shore based chef to make the transition to a good yacht chef, most chefs-even top 'Michlelin' ones (and the Captains who hire them) understand this and will do a season or two as a Crew or Second Chef before choosing to become a Yacht Chef.
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    Capt Bill11 Senior Member

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    +1 to what The Reverend said.
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    Fishtigua Senior Member

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    Chefs on large yachts are a law unto themselves.

    I've worked with some of the greatest loonies you've ever met in the last 20 years. Each and everyone of them has been unique in the way she works.

    Food = Excellent. Tick

    Loonie factor= Very, very high, but we are still very good mates.:rolleyes:

    Heck, I almost married 2 of them. :eek:

    One of them used to have to cook a dinner for the Boss every night, whether he was there or not. If not, it went in the garbage. Soul destoying..
  5. colintraveller

    colintraveller Senior Member

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    Interesting reply Providing meals through the day is no different to working in a Hotel .. whereby you have Bar serving all / Room service 24hr , Restraunt ..

    Only difference is the number of Cover's , what Ingredients you have in the Larder and the size of your work space some can do it yet some can't adapt to working in there own never mind in small Kitchen / Galley and where using the initative everyday is a must

    I've been working as a Chef since I've left school and i've seen it all and worked at a Hotel that won a Rosette does that give me the right to say I can do Rosette Standard food ..

    Anyways back to the question on hand , when i seen it i believe it was a named Chef working on her ,, if it's someone that's worked in Michelin awarded restraunt and being labelled/ advertised as Michelin starred Chef is new to me ..
  6. C4ENG

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    Some yacht owners have a personal chef that follows them where ever they go and lives at there estate. They will come to the yacht for trips and then leave after wards. Usually there will still be another full time chef on the yacht.