6 Reasons Superyacht Chef is the Best Cooking Job in the World

chef Oct 18, 2021


Working as a yacht chef is hands down one of the most exciting cooking jobs in the world.

There are so many reasons this position is an incredible opportunity for anyone with cooking skills.

Here we tell you about the top 6 reasons you'll absolutely love the position of superyacht chef.


1. You'll Be In Demand! 

Chefs are in high demand on yachts!

For a captain, finding a qualified chef who can also work on yachts, is harder than it sounds.

So if you have strong culinary skills and you're willing to pack up and go traveling for a while  -- you can take your pick of yacht jobs.


2. Yacht Chefs are Paid Well

As a crew member with skills, you'll be on a higher level of pay than most of the other crew. Finding a good chef is critical for any yacht, especially charter yachts, so chefs are usually well compensated for their experience.

That means you'll have the chance to save LOTS of money if you're careful with your spending. Especially when you're working on a charter yacht and making tips.


3. The Budget to Be Creative

Working as a yacht chef is an incredibly creative job. Unlike restaurant jobs that will hold you to a set menu or a particular cuisine, yacht guests love to be surprised throughout their trip with a variety of meals.

This means you can take your creativity as far as you like.

And along with this flexibility comes the money to support it. A large or nearly unlimited budget will mean you can find the absolute best ingredients to create the best menus possible.

Think about it! How many cooking jobs would give you that much creative freedom?


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4. You're the Boss of Your Department

You'll have the responsibility of managing your entire department.

This means you’re in charge of everything from menu creation and cooking to accounting, planning, and organizing.  It’s almost like owning a restaurant -- but you don’t have to pay the bills! 

In return for all that hard work, you’ll be well-appreciated by the owners and guests. After all, the food can often make or break a person’s vacation experience, and superyachts are no exception.

The meals on a yacht are often the highlight of an owner's trip or charter. 


5. Explore Local Markets

Pulling into port along the coast of France or Italy?

Or perhaps, you’re on a yacht traveling along the Pacific Northwest of Canada.

Wherever you travel, you’ll have the chance to search out the best foods from local markets.

From specialty cheese shops in France to fresh salmon in Vancouver, these local markets are often the best places to find quality local ingredients. 


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Although this might not always be an option, it's definitely one of the best perks of a yacht chef job.


6. Create Memorable Experiences

Food makes people happy.

Together with the stewardesses who create the table settings and serve meals, the chef can provide wonderful dining experiences and lasting memories for guests. 

Having this creative freedom can motivate a chef to continuously try new things, and reach even higher levels of excellence.


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So -- are you ready?

If you’ve got cooking experience as a restaurant or a private chef, or even if you're a great hobby cook, a yacht chef job could be for you. There's a size of yacht and level of service suitable for anyone with good cooking skills.


Want to know more?

Come join me in my upcoming FREE masterclass where I teach 4 Little-Known Secrets to Starting a Yacht Chef Career. 2 dates and times to choose from.

Click here to reserve your seat! Bring your questions, I'll be answering them live!



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