International Yacht Training Worldwide

Superyacht Chef


The Superyacht Chef was written by John Harris, a veteran chef with almost 20 years of experience working and cooking aboard yachts. Initially John spent seven years working in restaurants within the UK before landing his first job on a 59′ (18m) sailboat heading for the Caribbean.

Since then he has never looked back and has travelled over 150,000 miles around the world on a number of different yachts. The aim of the course is to cover all aspects of life for the Superyacht chef to ensure a smooth and successful transition from land to sea and recommended for all who are considering a career in the Superyacht industry.

The course is a wealth of information and covers a multitude of subjects including:

  • The Superyacht Industry
  • Living aboard a Superyacht
  • Industry guidelines and regulations
  • Chain of command
  • General on-board information
  • Preparing a resume
  • Charter yacht agreements
  • Safety and nautical terminology
  • Vessel familiarisation
  • Tenders
  • The Superyacht Chef
  • Safe working practices
  • Provisioning the yacht
  • Cooking for guests and crew
  • Making use of local markets
  • Passage planning
  • Working in confined spaces
  • Financial management
  • Tips on recipes
  • Recipes for Americans, Arabs, Italians, Kosher, Oriental, Indian and others

Next Steps

As a professional in the yachting industry you are required to update and learn new skills on a regular basis. As you move up the chain of command or look for new opportunities your qualifications are essential. Please make sure they do not expire.

IYT plays a leading role in your professional training with 250 + schools in 56 countries around the world. We facilitate theoretical and practical training through our network of partner schools globally.

We are dedicating our efforts to better serve students and schools as we continue to improve our database and system and are working diligently to create new e-learning courses.

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View our course progression for an understanding of what is possible when you train professionally with IYT.

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Become An Instructor

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Professional Courses

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Certificate Replacement

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