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Cook / Chef on a 112' Westport ASAP

Discussion in 'Yacht Crews' started by thomas8592, Apr 29, 2021.

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  1. thomas8592

    thomas8592 New Member

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    Itenerary:
    May 1-8, Guests onboard in Key West
    Break for a week
    May 17 - 22, Guests onboard in Key West
    Return to North Palm Beach
    Bahamas Trip to Follow

    Please send direct message and will provide email.
  2. olderboater

    olderboater Senior Member

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    How many persons onboard to cook for?

    Are you looking for a seasoned 5 star level chef or are you looking for a cook to prepare basic meals? How much help will they have in the galley in putting plates together?

    Sure short notice, but depending on your needs, there may be some possibilities outside the experienced yacht chef group. With someone needing to travel, I'd advise if you need an experienced yacht chef to immediately call a crew agency. You don't have time to look.

    If you can settle for less experience, I'd suggest contacting the International Culinary Institute at the Art Institutes or Miami Culinary Institute at Miami Dade College. They may have recent graduates available.

    You're set for Saturday and you haven't even provisioned. I assume you had a no show chef. I'd plan on catering the first day at least.
  3. thomas8592

    thomas8592 New Member

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    Thanks! 8 guests; low key job. just need something fairly basic. Not a must have, but a nice to have.

    let me know if you know anyone!
  4. olderboater

    olderboater Senior Member

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    I'd try the Culinary schools then. That's where we've gone for chefs for homes and for additional help when needed.
  5. Ken Bracewell

    Ken Bracewell Senior Member

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    Thomas. If I recall, you're the boat owner. May I ask why your captain isn't searching for crew?
  6. thomas8592

    thomas8592 New Member

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    i'm a representative of the owner. the captain is looking as well. had a last second covid related cancellation which is nobody's fault, so doing what we can to help. please let me know if you know anyone.
  7. Ken Bracewell

    Ken Bracewell Senior Member

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    Team work. That's great. Sorry for the questioning tone, but I had to ask.
    Sorry, but I'm not aware of anyone right now. There are several boats looking too.
  8. DOCKMASTER

    DOCKMASTER Senior Member

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    Oregon and Washington just closed down all the restaurants to inside dining. Surely this laid off a bunch of folks unfortunately. Might try some quick social media outreach to those areas to see if you can find someone. It's only a plane ride away.
  9. thomas8592

    thomas8592 New Member

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    I believe we have found someone. Thanks!
  10. olderboater

    olderboater Senior Member

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    Do you mind sharing how as it might benefit others in the future? Or a secret to be kept in reserve. lol.