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Yacht Position : Chef

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

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relevant work experience records out of


experiences in the Galley department

330 Days



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