We would like to invite you to participate in the 21st Annual Antigua Charter Yacht Show's Concours de Chef; A themed competition to showcase your culinary skills to the yachting industry. 

Two great competitions in one...

The Culinary contest and Tablescaping contest.

Register for the Chef and Tablescaping Competitions here.


Competition Theme: 

Chef competition: Diamond Jubilee Celebration 

Chefs, you are asked to create a very special three-course meal for a 60th Anniversary,  using the theme Diamond Jubilee Celebration. 

Tablescaping competition: Diamond Jubilee Celebration

Stewardesses & Stewards create an attractive table setting to impress your guests for the 60th Anniversary,  using the theme Diamond Jubilee Celebration.

All competing yachts will receive one complementary bottle of Piper-Heidsieck Cuvee Brut Champagne sponsored by Kennedy’s Club Ltd. We request that each tablescape include this within their Diamond Jubilee celebration theme.  

Please note that you are not limited to the use of one bottle for the competition.

Criteria for the Competitions: 

Chef competition:

Chefs must provide 6 menus; one for the co-ordinator, and each of the 5 judges.

Chefs, you are asked to use the Petrossian Caviar sponsored by Shore Side Support in at least one of your courses.

Culinary Curve ball.  One of your guests have a gluten free dietary need.  Of the 6 plates you present for each course one must be gluten free to accommodate this guest.

Prepare a three-course meal: 

First Course: Ingredients of your choice.

Main Course: A protein and ingredients of your choice. 

Dessert: Your choice of a Tropical Fruit, prepared 3 ways,
Yachts 125ft and under, prepared 2 ways.  

You will have 30 minutes to serve your 3-course meal to a panel of 5 judges.  It is ideal to serve taster size dishes and one full size presentation dish for photography: 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.

You will also be notified just prior to the judge’s arrival the day of the competition.



Tablescape Contest:

We would prefer that your tablescape location be outdoors (because of Covid) but the choice is yours. 

Your decorated table setting should be in the same location where the chefs serve their creations.


Opening date for the registration for the chef's competition and tablescape competition will be November 1st.

To register for the chef and Tablescaping competitions, please complete the registration form or email with the name of the person competing, the yacht name, and length in order to enter.

We only accept 10 yachts in each category. Successful entries will receive an email within 48hrs of registering to confirm receipt at which they will also be given additional instructions.  A briefing will be held for all confirmed entries at the beginning of the show December 4th, 2021 @ 15:30-16:30 hrs at the Copper and Lumber Store Hotel, Nelson’s Dockyard.  All entrants are requested to join, and must email if they are unable to do so.

We look forward to receiving your entries and welcoming you to the show. 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, and all three courses must be served within that timeframe: 

1.  Yachts 110 ft  and Under Judged on Sunday, 5th December 2021

2.  Yachts Over 110 ft Judged on Monday, 6th December 2021



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

TABLESCAPING: A winner will be chosen from each category



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