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Antigua Yacht Show - 2012 Winners

13th Dec 2012

Travelling all over the world may be the ultimate dream job, but chefs on board a superyacht need to be flexible and creative, and ready to prepare almost anything at any time. The recent Antigua Charter Show gave some of the world’s most talented chefs the opportunity to give us a taste of their work as they prepared a concoction of fabulous flavours for this year’s Concours de Chef Competition.

For a superyacht chef every day brings the challenge of a new location and a new menu. Ever-changing dietary habits and fads, sudden changes in plans, and availability of fresh produce means that for a superyacht chef repertoire is the key.  This year’s competition was the ultimate test for the 30 chefs who took part as they were asked to prepare a healthy dinner.

Each of the contestants were judged on taste, presentation, nutritional value of ingredients, creativity and appropriateness, ability to perform under pressure, hygiene and knowledge of food handling, and teamwork. The competition ran over three days and was split into three categories – yachts 160’ and above; yachts from 101’ – 159’; and yachts under 100’.  In addition, the Piper Heidsieck Elegance de la Table Prize was awarded for the most stylish and suitable table setting in each size category, and The Carib Bean Coffee Roasters prize was awarded for the most innovative use of Carib Bean Coffee in each size category.  

The 2012 Healthy Dinner Challenge Winners:

Yachts over 160ft:
3rd place Chef Tyrone Power M/Y Lazy Z

Yachts from 101 to 159:
2nd place Chef Jacob Ebert M/Y Symphony II

Yachts up to 100ft:
1st place Chef Toni Leslie S/Y Inukshuk

Carib Bean Coffee Roasters - Best use of the Bean Winners:

Yachts 160ft and over
1st place Tyrone Power M/Y Lazy Z - 2nd place Marcus Worm M/Y Darlings Danama

Yachts 101ft to 150ft
3rd place Jacob Ebert M/Y Symphony II

Yachts up to 100ft
2nd place Toni Leslie S/Y Inukshuk

by Camper Nicholsons

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This year’s competition was the ultimate test for the 30 chefs who took part as they were asked to prepare a healthy dinner.