System Loading
Image of a Chef
Image of a Chef epaulet

Yacht Position : Chef

SHARE THIS PAGE
A Yacht Chef Salary with 1 to 3 years of experience is between $4,500 and $5,000 per month | 3 to 5 years of experience ist between $5,000 and $6,500 per month | 5 to 10 years of experience is between $6,500 and $7,500 per month

About the Chef

The chef aboard a yacht is a professionally trained culinary expert that is in charge of all guest and crew meals, provisioning and complete management of the galley. Effective organization of the galley involves a wide range of skills including but not limited to meal planning, provisioning, food safety and hygiene as well as administration and inventory. This position requires strong communication skills, extensive food/nutrition knowledge and creative plate presentation. Typically, the successful candidate will have at least two years working aboard a yacht of similar size in addition to shore side experience.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provisioning of all food items
  • Guest and crew meals and nutrition
  • Food safety and storage standards
  • Adhering to budget
  • Galley and food inventory
  • Galley safety and sanitary standards
  • Management of other galley staff

Required Skills

  • Vast knowledge of produce and ability to provision in obscure parts of the world
  • Ability to provision to a budget
  • Knowledge of nutrition, diets and allergies, food safety and storage
  • Menu planning, varied repertoire and wine knowledge
  • Excellent creativity and presentation skills
  • Excellent communication skills and positive attitude
  • Organized, time management and adaptability
  • Accounting and computer skills
  • Ability to overcome seasickness

Salary Modifiers

  • Specialty cuisine experience/certification (i.e. vegan, macrobiotic)
  • Experience provisioning in designated cruising area
  • Resume “wow” factors (i.e. culinary competition winner, Michelin star head chef position)

  • Limited computer skills
Salmon roe hors d'oeuvre
Fruit platter
Cheese, fruit and nut platter server on a yacht
Chef preparing a meal
Fish appetizer with seaweed salad
Hors d'oeuvre platter 2
Chocolate dessert platter
Hors d'oeuvre platter 5

Position Statistics

Our data is calculated from

13,400

relevant work experience records out of

16,899

experiences in the Galley department
AVERAGE LONGEVITY IN THIS POSITION

330 Days

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE (Chef)

253

View Candidates

Career Path

Image of the Epaulet of a Yacht Executive Chef
executive chef
Image of the Epaulet of a Yacht Chef
chef
Image of the Epaulet of a Yacht Sous Chef
sous chef
Image of the Epaulet of a Yacht Cook
cook