MYBA 2018 Superyacht Chefs’ Competition Winners Announced

The winners of the MYBA 2018 Superyacht Chefs’ Competition were announced on Thursday 26th April at a prize giving ceremony that was characterised by a plethora of smiling faces and loud cheers. The theme this year was “Finger Food” and the competition was fierce. After careful deliberation, the panel of judges drew up the list of winning chefs which you will find below…

Yacht Chef finishing plating up

Sherakhan ©Stuart Pearce

Yachts 56m and Over

1st place –  Lauren Everet (S/Y “SEAHAWK”)

2nd place – Toine Smulders (M/Y “SHERAKHAN”)

3rd place – David Keates (M/Y “JAGUAR”)

A special mention was given to Paul Hamilton of the M/Y “JOY”.

Table laid out at MYBA chef competition in Barcelona

Aiaxaia ©Stuart Pearce

Yachts From 43 to 55m

1st place – Andrea Compidonico (M/Y “VICTORY”)

2nd place – Phil Wallis (M/Y “MARAYA”)

3rd place – Karlo Kaleb (M/Y “AIAXAIA”)

There was also a special mention for Neil Walker of the M/Y “ELIXIR”.

exquisite finger food at the MYBA Charter Show

Heavenly Daze ©Stuart Pearce

Yachts Up to 42m

1st place – James Wright  (M/Y “AWOL”)

2nd place – Simon Whitelaw (M/Y “MANIFIQ”)

3rd place – Benjamino Quinton (M/Y “HEAVENLY DAZE”)

Congratulations to the winners and a warm round of applause for all the chefs that participated. Thursday afternoon included the revelation of the winners  of the table-scaping competition whose theme this year was “MYBA’s 30th Anniversary” and was open to the crew of the yachts with chefs participating in the Chefs’ Competition.

canapés at MYBA Charter Show

Manifiq ©Stuart Pearce

The winners are:

Yachts 56 and Over

1st place – Tabitha Lewtas (M/Y “JOY”)

Yachts From 43 to 55m

1st place -Katarina Markioli (M/Y “AIAXAIA”)

Yachts Up to 42m

1st place – Giverny Cowie  (M/Y “AWOL”)

Last but certainly not least, we have the names of the winners of the “Meet & Greet” competition which made its inaugural appearance at the 2018 Show.

Yachts 56 and over

1st place – Captain Dean Pilatti and crew (M/Y “JAGUAR”)

Yachts From 43 to 55m

1st place – Captains Simon Ladbrooke/Sean Read and crew (M/Y “ELIXIR”)

Yachts Up to 42m

1st place – Captain Tristan Mortlock and crew  (M/Y “AWOL”)

A special mention was made for Captain James Carlyle and his crew (M/Y “MANIFIQ”).

Food imitating art at MYBA Charter show Chef competition

Martha Ann ©Stuart Pearce

The sponsors of the 6th MYBA Superyacht Chefs’ Competition were as follows: Yachts International and World Wine Services, and to the prize givers, Luxury Hospitality Academy, Amandine International Chef Placement, Sabor Provisioning Barcelona, hello Yacht, World Wine Services, Yachts International, Port Vauban CCI, Linen Lintea and La Mère Germaine.