Freelance Yacht Chef
Experience Creative Menus Tailored to Guest and Crew Preferences
I am available worldwide for freelance Chef positions on motor yachts between 90ft-120ft, or a seasonal (or permanent) Sous Chef position on a 185ft+ motor yacht. I am passionate about cooking and enjoy working with the freshest ingredients to prepare simple straightforward dishes that showcase the ingredients. I am well-versed in a variety of cooking styles and cuisines.
When called for I can create menus and/or adaptations of dishes to meet the special diet needs and preferences of guests. My experience in very high-end and high-profile catering has given me the ability to be very flexible and adaptive to changing situations. My catering background has provided for very broad foundational skillsets of a variety of cuisines, desserts and pastries, and techniques to meet nearly every request or preference.
I take a detailed and planned approach to provisioning all food items, guest and crew meals with nutrition top of mind, food safety and storage standards, adhering to a budget, galley and food inventory while focused on galley safety and sanitary standards.
I'm based in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Ashland, OR where I own and operate PlateVibes. In my downtime, I enjoy spending time sharing new recipes and playing in the outdoors with family and friends.
Chef Liz holds certifications from the following entities:
STCW 95 • ENG 1 • Ships Cook 2020 • First Aid • Basic Firefighting