May 6, 2021

2014 MYBA Charter Show Chefs’ Competition Results Round-up

2014 MYBA Charter Show

Successful Chefs’ Competition – now an integral part of the Show

2014 MYBA Charter Show Chefs' Comp Winners. Photo credit: Image Motti

29th May 2013: With unsurpassed quality, creativity and presentation of freshly prepared food and drink regarded as one of the unique and single most important aspects of luxury yacht charter; the MYBA Charter Show Chefs’ Competition has correspondingly grown over the last two years to become one of the highlights of this annual ‘trade-only’ Show.

Regarded as an invaluable marketing tool by charter agents, a winning yacht can justifiably lay claim as having proven before an independent panel, the superior standard of cooking and presentation offered onboard and explains why the importance of a yacht’s Chef and crew becoming involved cannot be expressed highly enough.

Out of a total of 54 participating yachts in this year’s Show, 24 yachts (45% of the assembled fleet) took part in the Chef’s Competition, which this year was given an ‘International Brunch with Baked Goods Basket’ theme as the main challenge.

Divided into three categories based upon yacht length, entrants were asked to express originality, presentation, taste, creativity and use of seasonal ingredients appropriate to the theme.

From the moment the judges stepped on to the passerelles, a second ‘Yacht Service Award’ recognised the welcome onboard and the overall impression the crew gave by working together, to support their chefs as one cohesive and enthusiastic team.

Chefs’ Competition organiser, Sarah Sebastian, said: “The hardest task was to pick finalists out of you all. From D’Angleterre Il de Copenhague’s superb ‘Elements’ theme to Axioma’s ‘Einstein’s Laboratory’ theme, a big thank you to all the chefs and crews who entered and gave up their valuable time to compete. And bravo to Australis, with their gluten free brunch sampled while wearing our spring flower tiaras!”

Rwarded from a range of prizes donated by Chefs’ Competition official sponsors (see list below), winners also each received framed certificates from main media sponsor, Superyacht World.

To maintain popularity and ensure the continued improvement of the MYBA Charter Show Chefs’ Competition in the coming years ahead, as yet still unconfirmed plans by MYBA may be to incorporate more professional Chefs’ amongst the judging panel and perhaps to survey the Chefs before the competition agenda is finally agreed, to find out what culinary challenges they think will test their skills to the full.

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MYBA Charter Show Chefs’ Competition Results:

Yachts 36m and under Chefs winners for the International Brunch

1st Leonardo Chef Giles de Cambourg

2nd Heliad II Chef Antonio Fernandez Figueras

3rd Baltazar Chef Barbara Fanera

Yacht Service Award

Sunliner Chief Stewardess Sha Mariemuthu

Honorable Mention to Chef and Crew: Sultana

Yachts 37m to 49m Chef Winners for the International Brunch

1st Zoom Zoom Zoom Chef Micail Swindells

2nd Roxane Chef Matthew Sumner

3rd Sirocco Chef Jochen Provoost

Yacht Service Award

Roxane Chief Stewardess Mikaela Marinova

Honorable mention to Chef and Crew: Eleonora

Yachts 50m + Chef Winners for the International Brunch

1st Galaxy Chef Cameron Davis

2nd Polar Star Chef Pepijn Mittelmeijer

3rd Turquoise Chef Graham Dutton

Yacht Service Award

Auspicious Chief Stewardess Marie Cupang

Honorable mention to chef and crew: Galaxy

Summary of sponsors and prizes given for the Show:

Superyacht World Online magazine subscription for all Chefs competing, feature article about Competition, all winners with special feature on 3 x 1st place winners., 9x framed certificates

Genoa International Supplies 6x magnums of Veuve Clicquot Champagne, 3x boxed Rose Champagne, 3x boxed Champagne, 30x bottles of Champagne, aprons for all Chefs,bar, glasses, set up and staff + photographer

Y.Co 3x IPod Touch

Northrop & Johnson 3x Day Spa Pass to Monaco Beach Resort

YPI 1x IPod speaker set, 1x IPod Mini, 1x IPod Touch

Yacht Service Awards Sponsors and Prizes:

Yachting Matters Feature article in next edition, 15x bouquets of flowers, 3x Magnums of Champagne, Interior training courses donated by Nautical Academy in Barcelona for all interior crew

Vins San Frontiers 3x Magnums of Champagne, case of wine, wine appreciation course for entire crew

Chefs’ Comp Pictures: Many additional pictures available upon request from Adam Fiander at Broad Reach Communications. Tel : +44 (0) 1722 332 552 / Mobile : 07703 598 903 Email: ku.oc.smmochcaerdaorbnull@mada


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