No luxury charter yacht is complete without a five-star professional crew by its side, and the Newport Charter Yacht Show will play to this point with its crew competitions this summer.
Joanne Cooper and Holly Anderson of the 139-foot M/Y Capricorn at the winning Tablescaping Challenge table last year (Photo credit Newport Charter Yacht Show - Billy Black).
Crew members on board participating yachts at the 2013 Newport Charter Yacht (Photo credit Newport Charter Yacht Show - Billy Black).
Throughout the four day event (23rd - 26th June) show attendees are invited to watch as crew members on board participating yachts, put their culinary and hospitality skills to the test in a series of contests.
On Monday, 23rd June, yacht chefs will compete whisk-to-whisk for the title of ‘Best Charter Yacht Chef’. Participants will be given a mystery basket of ingredients and charged with the task of creating four servings of an entrée that fit a specific diet request. A panel of culinary professionals will determine the winner. The competition is open to chefs on board all participating yachts.
On Tuesday, 24th June,crew members can compete either solo or within team in the ‘Tablescaping’ and ‘Healthy Beverage Challenges’. For the Tablescaping Challenge, the interior crew will put their design skills to the test by decorating their respective yacht’s dining table (interior or exterior) using the linen, china, tableware and other decorative items already on board. A panel of design professionals will judge the final product. Meanwhile, a battle for the Healthy Beverage Challenge will call for participants to create a juice or smoothie that will be rated based on its taste and nutritional value. Winners in both challenges are determined in two classes: Premier (for crew on board yachts 99 feet and under) and grande (for crew on board yachts 100 feet and over).
On Wednesday, 25th June, the ‘Sunset Canapé Challenge’ invites chefs to put their own spin on the delicate canapé hors d’oeuvre, which will be judged on creativity and taste. The competition is open to chefs aboard participating yachts 99 feet and under.
For more information or to register for any of the competitions please visit Newport Charter Yacht Show.