Cook on a yacht is a person who can work alone or in a team. He/she has great adaptability, excellent team spirit and ability to cool menus prepared by the Executive Chef or Chef.
The cook is versatile in terms of tasks and is flexible in arranging his/her schedule with that of his/her team. In addition, he/she should have culinary competence and know perfectly the products by regions and seasons.
Morgan & Mallet Yacht Crew Recruitment Agency recruits candidates who have experience in upscale restaurants and on yachts. The experience of working on yachts is essential because yacht owners are looking for cooks already familiar with the work environment and able to start working as soon as they take the job.
Flexibility is also a required quality because schedules are varied and may be changed from time to time. Self-reliance is another quality considered because the cook may work alone during cutting orthermal processing or cooking of all dishes in general from starters to desserts.
A cook should also be ready to help other members of his/her team.
The number of people in the galley may vary depending on the size of the yacht. Consequently, the degree of involvement of the cook in the work and tasks may be different which means that the cook should be versatile and experienced.
Duties of a Cook on a yacht
Knowledge of the art of cooking and organisation of the galley
Replenishment of all food products
Cooking meals for guests and the crew, upon request
Skills required to be hired to a yacht as a Cook
Basic knowledge of food products
Excellent stress management
Flexibility in respect of change in his/her schedule
Basic knowledge of safety and hygiene on a yacht
Basic knowledge of modern diets, nutrition and food allergies
Organised and methodical
Proactive and creative
Ability to overcome seasickness
Yacht cook salary
Yacht cook salary varies depending on the yacht size, the length of the contract, and the cook's experience and qualifications. Generally, a yacht cook earns a monthly salary between $2,500 to $10,000, depending on the above factors. Additional benefits such as medical insurance, travel expenses, and accommodation on board may be included in the package. The yacht cook is responsible for preparing and cooking meals for the guests and crew on board, ensuring that food safety and hygiene standards are met, and catering to any dietary requirements or preferences. The cook's skills and experience can greatly impact the quality and variety of the food served, which is a crucial aspect of a successful yacht charter.