Because you can’t hire a new chef once you’re at sea…
Perhaps one of the most important elements of the service onboard a yacht is food. The food served on board can be the difference between a great or an incredible experience.
It’s important to note that while there are similarities, a yacht chef is quite different from a private chef in your home. At Polo & Tweed we place professional chefs and yacht crew for a living, so we’ve put together this post to help you navigate the qualifications necessary for a great yacht chef. Here are the qualifications of a great yacht chef:
What it takes to run a yacht…
Working on board a super yacht is a fascinating career. Life at sea, whilst demanding can be an extremely lucrative and exciting career path. Whilst it is more suited to the younger generations, the process and types of crew involved with running these magnificent vessels is impressive.
Of course the types of staff required for each vessel vary depending on the size of yacht and the type of yacht. In the super yacht world, it is likely that a large number of the below crew will be involved for each yacht.
Here is an overview of the crew involved in building, maintaining, and running these floating mansions:
“Look at that sea, girls–all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen. We couldn’t enjoy its loveliness any more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
What distinguishes the best yacht stewards and yacht stewardesses from the average yacht crew?
Whether you’re a family office, personal assistant, concierge, or yacht company, you want to hire the best possible steward or stewardess for your yacht. The most important part of finding the best possible staff for your yacht is knowing what to look for when recruiting. These are our top tips as to what makes a great member of the team.