Registration Opens for 2023 Yacht Club de Monaco Chef Competition

8 February 2023 By Staff Report
Courtesy of Yacht Club de Monaco

In partnership with bluewater, the Yacht Club de Monaco (YCM) will host its Superyacht Chef Competition for the fourth year on March 30, 2023. Supported by YCM’S La Belle Classe Academy training center, the competition will see nine yacht chefs showcase their creativity and skills.

Once again, chefs have to comply with the anti-waste criteria that began in 2022, which required each contestant to use every ingredient in the mystery basket or receive a penalty. The contents of the mystery basket will be revealed to the chefs shortly before they get behind their stoves in workspaces that are meant to mimic the limited space in galleys.

However, an added aspect this year is that chefs will be given five minutes to brainstorm before the cooking time begins, and the public can decide to add a missing ingredient and vote for the dish with the best presentation. British Chef Duncan Biggs will oversee the anti-waste portion of the competition.

The jury of experts will be chaired by two-time three Michelin star chef Yannick Alléno, and he will joined on the judging panel by 2022 competition winner Chef Nicolas Petit of M/Y Latitude, Chef Benoît Nicolas, and Chef Cristina Bowerman.

From three 45-minute heats, three finalists will be determined and they will then create a main dish and dessert to determine the overall winner.

“This event is very much in line with our ambition to position Monaco as a center of excellence in the luxury yacht sector, especially the professions involved, while respecting values of the Monaco, Capital of Advanced Yachting approach,” says Yacht Club de Monaco General Secretary Bernard d’Alessandri in the press release.

Registration is now open for chefs aboard YCM owner-member yachts.


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