Superyacht Chef Competition

The Superyacht Chef Competition is back!

Monaco Yacht Club

Hosted at the Monaco Yacht Club on Thursday 23 April for the 3rd year, in collaboration with La Belle Classe Academy, the club’s prestigious training school.
We are inviting 9 superyacht chefs to compete in this year’s nail-biting competition.
We have a full line-up of Michelin starred and MOF (Meilleurs Ouvriers de France) chefs on the judging panel, ready to award points based on various themes to each participant.

Ready, Steady, Cook!

There will be 3 rounds during the morning, each with 3 chefs, and 30 minutes on the clock.

Surprise Surprise

The chefs will each be given a surprise box of ingredients prepared by Maison del Gusto.

Within their 30 minutes they will discover the ingredients, decide what to cook, shop from the pantry provided by Maison del Gusto, then create their spectacular dish to wow the jury.

Maison del Gusto is a food and wine provisioner for villas and yachts, as well as an online delicatessen specialising in quality gourmet products, their gusto boxes make perfect gifts for clients, or a well-deserved treat for yourself!

Food and drink for you

Watching the culinary geniuses at work and smelling the delicious aromas in the air will definitely make you hungry and thirsty.

Bonemasters Europe will be putting on a delicious lunch in exchange for donations to the Australian Red Cross Bush Fire Appeal.

Bonemasters specialise in producing high quality stock, jus and glace for superyachts and villas, made from the purest ingredients, all 100% natural. Can’t wait to see what their own chef will be serving, following a morning of exciting competition with all the delicious aromas filling the air!

All afternoon there will be an open bar provided by Bluewater, as well as the HMS Spirits pop-up gin bar offering refreshing G&Ts! Why not treat yourself to a bottle of their award-winning Mary Rose gin.

Meilleur Ouvrier de France

We are excited to share the judging line-up of MOF and Michelin Starred chefs, and also confirm Vincent Ferniot, TV presenter and gastronomy journalist, will be returning as the host for the day to keep us entertained.

Chef Nicolas Benoit, Ferrandi Culinary School in Paris, will be joining us thanks to Bonemasters. Awarded the Meilleur Ouvrier de France in 2015 in the “gourmet cuisine” category, he has officiated in the kitchens of the Ritz in Paris, then at the Elisha, and he has been teaching his art for more than 20 years.

Chef Arnaud Faye, Executive Chef, Château de la Chèvre d’Or, has worked in a succession of 3-star Michelin restaurants and was awarded the Meilleur Ouvrier de France 2019.

Chef Ines Paez Nin has been appointed Ambassador of the Dominican Cuisine to the World. Better known as Chef Tita, she is a restaurant owner and TV personality in the Dominican Republic.

Chef Stephanie Gravier, winner of the 2019 Superyacht Chef Competition, is hoping to join us for the day and share her experience from last year’s event.

Best Bartender

Following the mornings three heats there will be a break for the chefs, and we welcome Giorgio Rocchino who has been voted as Italy’s best bartender and ranked 3rd in Europe.
He will be inviting 9 students to prepare a cocktail from a specific list of ingredients, in only 10 minutes, whilst following very strict rules.

Moet Hennessy, Vel Art and Nonino are sponsoring this part of the day.

Come join us

Please RSVP to this private event and we will add you to the guest list: or

For details on the competition or to discuss a career change, please contact our Recruitment Manager, Sharon Rose, who is working with the yacht club on confirming the 9 participants:

Thank you

Monaco Yacht Club, La Belle Classe Academy and Bluewater are excited to deliver the Superyacht Chef Competition 2020.

A special thanks to our wonderful sponsors, without whom this event couldn’t happen.
Along with Maison del Gusto, Bonemasters, HMS Spirits, Sabrina Monte-Carlo, Asprey, Clement Design and Terre de Monaco, we want to say a special thank you to Azur Tech Hotel who every year design and construct a fully functioning kitchen for each of the chefs.

We also welcome a new sponsor, Ocean Wave Monaco, who specialise in yacht crew training for the Ship’s Cook Certificate and will be providing all the utensils and cookware.

We hope you can join us for this exciting day full of surprises, special guests, amazing prizes and delicious food.