When you charter a crewed yacht, you expect the utmost in service and luxury, and one of the things that can make the charter for you is the food served to you whilst on board. At the St Maarten-St Martin Boat Show a Concour’s de Chefs Challenge was held this year to praise and highlight the best. One of our Boatbookings USA Team was able to play a part in assisting in the event.Â The theme this year, ‘The Spanish Influence on Caribbean Cuisine’, had to be expressed through the presentation of one entree and one dessert being judged not only on taste and appearance but also on the overall use of the theme, from table setting to the accompanying wine.
With only 30 minutes to get both dishes out onto the table, the challenge was a spectacle to behold, our Boatbookings team member was fortunate enough to get a guest spot on the splendid yacht Paramour. The meal was served alfresco style, overlooking the magnificent yachts docked in the marina. The service was impeccable, and timing was perfect. The crew was very friendly and upbeat, ready for the judging panel!
The results of the challenge are as follows
Division I (yachts over 140′):
- First – Guy Barrett of VA BENE
Second – Nicolas Richert of LADY JOY
Third – Christina Jones of TUSCAN SUN
Division II (yachts under 140′):
- First – Amanda Hutchins of NAMOH
Second – John Chamberlain of LUCKY SEVEN
Third – Jeff Ciucevich of GOLDEN TIMES
Best Dessert: Matthes Vanducci of CHEVY TOY
Best Crew Service, Ambience and Table setting: