Superyacht Chef Competition 2019

Join us for our 10th Anniversary of the Superyacht Chef Competition, hosted at the Monaco Yacht Club for the 2nd year - with incredible prizes, a stellar judging panel and a full day of nail-biting competition.

By Sarah Smith-Garrison • 22 March 2019

Join us!

RSVP: to confirm your attendance and join us for the below:

1 day

4 rounds

1 grand finale

12 superyacht chefs

15 surprise bags of ingredients

30 minutes to create spectacular dishes

Spectacular jury line-up
So many amazing prizes including a 30 piece silverware set from Robbe & Berking / Sabrina Monaco
Gin bar
Bluewater bar
Yacht Club de Monaco hospitality
Cocktail mixologist competition
Nail-biting competition

Gin and Jury

Timings, bar opening, complimentary gin
10.30 - first round
11.30 - 2nd round
12.30 - 3rd round
13.30 - 4th round
14.30 - cocktail mixologist competition

14.30 - Bluewater will be opening the bar serving complimentary wines and beers to everyone who has RSVP’d.
HMS Marine Spirits, a quintessentially luxury British brand, will be serving their global award winning London Dry Mary Rose Gin throughout the afternoon also.

There will be a food truck available for you to purchase delicious snacks and soft drinks throughout the day.

16.30 - The grand finale
17.30 - A short prize giving ceremony, and canapes served by the Yacht Club de Monaco chef.
18.00 - end of the event

A warm welcome to our judging panel:

Jacques Maximin - Winner of the Gault & Millau Guide & Hachette Guide Chef of the Year, and named Meilleur Ouvrier de France Cuisinier, he has notched up numerous Michelin stars since 1974 and a score of 19.5/20 for 10 years in the Gault et Millaut Guide

Virginie Basselot - Virginie Basselot - Executive Chef since 1st August 2018 for the Negresco restaurant, le Chanteclerc with 2 Michelin stars.

Chef Marcel Ravin - Michelin starred chef and Chef at Blue Bay in Monaco

Chef Pablo Albuerne - We are excited to also welcome our 2018 Superyacht Chef Competition winner, who will join our jury

Who is joining us?

We are pleased to welcome Riviera Fine Delight, an established catering company and new yacht provisioner based on the French Riviera. The Riviera Fine Delight team will be providing surprise bags of ingredients for each of our chefs to create their dishes in just 30 minutes. They will also provide all the essential fresh ingredients that any yacht chef could possibly need.

Maison del Gusto specialise in luxurious foods and hampers, they are providing a pantry of ingredients for the chefs to choose from, to help them create their award-winning plate. They are also generously gifting delicious hampers for our winning chefs! Be sure to check out their mouth-watering list of products available to purchase including truffles, jams, chocolates, desserts, cheeses and more.

Terre de Monaco, who are committed to urban agriculture, creating ecological vegetable gardens on rooftops and terraces in built-up areas, will be contributing fresh herbs and vegetables for the competing chefs to include in their dishes.

With all these amazing ingredients, but just 30 minutes to review their surprise bags and shop at the pantry, we can’t wait to see what they will be cooking!

Prizes and contributions

Our event couldn’t happen without our generous sponsors;

Azur tech Hotel provide state of the art kitchen and work stations for the chefs to work from.
Robbe & Berking are gifting a fantastic star prize of a 30-piece silverware set to the winner worth around 3500€.
Téfilex & St Honoré Monaco are gifting aprons to all our competing chefs.
Secrets de Cuisine, the chef school in Antibes, who have supported our event since the beginning, will be providing the boxes of equipment, blenders and chopping boards allowing the chefs to whisk their way to victory.

As part of the cocktail mixologist competition we are welcoming Grappa Nonino and Giovanni Raspini as sponsors, and they are generously providing gifts for the winning cocktail.

On behalf of Monaco Yacht Club, Bluewater and La Belle Classe Academy, we thank you all for your generous support and for making this event happen.


To confirm your attendance please email, for any questions on competing please contact

We look forward to seeing you there!