Chef's Competition

chef competition winner

Themes

Chefs: "A Taste of the 60s"
Tablescaping: "Diamond Jubilee Celebration"

Participate in the 21st Annual Antigua Charter Yacht Show's Concours de Chef

 

WELCOME ABOARD!

CHARTER GUESTS FIRST DINNER ABOARD

It's your charter guests first night onboard and they want to be impressed, there are no dietary restrictions, so you can go to town, show us what you can do !!

 

Opening date for registration for the chef's competition will  be announced.

 

We only accept 10 yachts in each category, successful entries will receive an email within 48hrs of registering.  A briefing will be held for all confirmed entries.

 

Competition categories and judging days:
The exact time judges will come aboard will be given at the briefing.  Judges will be onboard for 30 minutes, your three courses must come out within that time: 

1.  Yachts 160ft and Over Judged on Sunday, 5th December 2021

2.  Yachts 126ft to 159ft Judged on Monday, 6th December 2021

3. Yacht 125ft and Under Judged on Tuesday, 7th December 2021

 

Two great competitions in one ...The Culinary Contest and the Table Decorating contest.

Chefs you are asked to create a very special Welcome Aboard Dinner for your Charter Guests

Stewardess/Stewards: DRESSED TO IMPRESS !!

Create an attractive TABLE SETTING to impress your guests on their First Night Onboard and welcome them to the yacht and the Caribbean 

 

CHEFS:

You are asked to create A First Course using the sponsored Caviar.

A Main Course using Your choice of Protein and preparing it 3 ways.
Yachts 125ft and under can prepare it 2 ways.

A Dessert -  choose a Tropical Fruit and prepare it 3 ways,
Yachts 125ft and under prepare it 2 ways.  

 

Showcasing your talent and skills by creating your very best most creative dishes for your charter guests.

You will have 30 minutes to serve your 3 course menu to the panel of 5 judges.  You can serve taster size dishes and one full size presentation dish for photography so 6 plates of each course in total.

The competition will be held onboard the yacht and a panel of judges will come aboard at the time given to you at the Chefs Briefing.

Judging criteria: Originality/Creativity - Taste/Flavour - Presentation - Execution/Technique - Overall Impression

 

STEWARDESSES : 

TABLE DECOR/SETTING

1.  You can serve your Welcome Aboard Dinner in any location you wish, outside, inside, dinning saloon, aft deck, sundeck, the choice is yours.

2.  Your decorated table setting should be the same table where the chef serves his creations.

3. Judging criteria: Originality/Creativity - Overall Impression

 

PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY AND CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION:

The awards ceremony: Wednesday, 8th December from 6.00pm at Nelson's Dockyard.

All yachts that have entered the completion please bring along the crew for support.  

CHEFS: A winner and 2 runners up will be chosen from each category

TABLE SETTING: A winner will be chosen from each category

ALL PARTICIPATING YACHT CHEFS WITH THEIR CREWS, CHARTER BROKERS/MANAGERS, SPONSORS AND PRESS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.

Winners of the 2019 Chefs Competition

Guests first night onboard, Caviar Starter, Protein 3 ways main, Tropical fruit 3 ways desert.

Yachts 160ft and over
Table décor: Sarah Pitchford    MY Eminence
Special Mention: Best onboard experience, MY Aquilo

Chef's Winners:
1st Place Chef: Chef Dylan Reeve - MY Rock.It
2nd Place Chef: Chef Sabi Edlemann - MY Okto
3rd Place Chef: Chef Tom Nicholas - MY Eminence

Yachts 126ft - 159ft
Table Décor : Erzsi Van Masher  MY Balista

Chefs Winners:
1st Place Chef: Chef Bianca Blohm - MY Berilda
2nd Place Chef: Chef  Anthony Fossani - MY Milestone
3rd Place Chef: Chef Keith Odell - MY Fabulous Character

Yachts 125ft and under
Table Décor : Clarisa Robbertse   MY Wonderland

Chefs Winners:
1st Place Chef: Chef Jeremy Gardner - MY Wonderland
2nd Place Chef: Chef Zina Lynkova - MY Gigi of Lymington
3rd Place Chef: Julian Brown - MY Unbridled