Sous Chef on a yacht is a trained and experienced cook who assists the chef in the galley taking into account his/her instructions. He/she is able to replace the chef in his/her absence, to manage the cooks in a seamless manner, to plan the menus and to implement health and safety instructions.
A Sous Chef may be appointed to cook dishes for the crew or meals for the guests with the guidance of the chef.
Morgan & Mallet Yacht Crew Recruitment Agency recruits candidates for Sous Chef positions with at least 3 years of experience on yachts and in upmarket restaurants.
Given below is the non-exhaustive list of duties of a Sous Chef on a yacht
Replenishment of all food products
Meals and nutrition for guests and crew
Assisting the Chef, where necessary
Observe and implement safety and hygiene standards
Control of food products, food products inventory
Train staff on an ad hoc basis if necessary
Given below are the skills required to be hired to a yacht as a Sous Chef
Knowledge of how the galley works on the yacht
Knowledge of food safety and inventory management
Knowledge of seasonal products, diets and food allergies
Organised, creative and highly adaptable person
Good time and stress management
Ability to manage and follow the instructions of a manager
Ability to overcome seasickness
Yacht sous-chef salary
A yacht sous chef's salary can vary greatly depending on the size and type of the yacht, as well as the chef's experience and qualifications. According to industry sources, a junior sous chef on a smaller yacht can expect to earn between $2,000 to $4,000 per month, while a more experienced and highly skilled sous chef on a larger yacht can earn upwards of $7,000 to $10,000 per month. Additionally, a yacht chef may also receive other benefits such as health insurance, travel allowances, and paid time off. As with many jobs in the luxury yacht industry, the pay can be quite competitive, but the hours and workload can also be demanding.