escaped the brunt of Hurricanes Irma and Marie, which allowed the 18th
annual Antigua Charter Yacht Show to go off without a hitch. Although not as
crowded as in past years, the Concours de Chef competition was packed full with
excited chefs and stews preparing to wow the judges.
In all, 27 yachts competed
in three categories: Yachts 164 Feet and Larger, Yachts 126 to 163 Feet, and
Yachts Up to 125 Feet. Asked to prepare a Caribbean Sunday “Funday” Brunch suitable for guests of every age, chefs were judged on originality/creativity,
taste/flavor, presentation, execution craft/technique, overall impression, and
use of Caribbean ingredients.
Not only was there bragging rights for the chef
and yacht, the prizes were high-class, including gifts from Amandine, AYC
Marina Resort, Boat International Media, Catherine's Café, Culinary Convenience,
Curtain Bluff Hotel, Boom, Copper & Lumber Store Hotel, South Point, The
Inn, and Tree House Body Shop.
Yachts 164 feet and Larger
1st: Chef Caitlin Kennedy of M/Y Andiamo
2nd: Chef Kdn Lyne, a veteran Concours de Chef competitor, of M/Y Illusion V
3rd: Chef Travis Finch of M/Y Hanikon
Yachts 126 to 163 feet
1st: Chef Harriet
Mansell of M/Y Sarissa
2nd: Chef Patrick
Weeks of M/Y Eleonora
3rd: Chef Renee Dreyer of M/Y Gladius
Yachts up to 125 Feet
1st: Chef Tava Schieb of M/Y Vigilant 1
2nd: Chef Max Herlache of S/Y Windquest
3rd: Chef Deborah Roberts
of M/Y Legendary
balance of color and design on the plates were accompanied by beautiful
arrangements on the table, and stewardesses matched their chefs’ presentations
for their challenge to dress the table in a Caribbean Sea theme.
in Yachts 164
Feet and Larger, M/Y Broadwater
dressed up the table with flowing plant life to take the win. In Yachts 126 to
163 Feet, seahorses, bubbles, corals, and plants dressed the table on M/Y Three Forks for their win, and for
Yachts Up to 125 Feet, M/Y Vigilant 1’s
dioramas sealed the deal.
sponsors Bacchus Wines, Boat International Media, Laurent Perrier, Le
Gout du Vin, and Marina Casa de Campo, chefs and crew are off to a great start
for the Caribbean winter season. Congratulations to all the participating
yachts, and check out the Antigua Charter Yacht Show pics on Dockwalk’s Facebook page.