Three and half years ago I became the Chef onboard M/Y Kahalani. A beautiful 55m Feadship that employs a crew of 12 to look after the owner, his guests and the boat itself. More recently I handed over my apron to a new Chef.
The reason? I need something different. A fresh challenge, a change of scenery, something that makes me get excited again and people to help bring out my creativity! My home onboard was a happy one, but I was starting to feel that I was not going to give it 100% so it wasn’t fair for me to stay, for them and me.
I had a great time onboard, made some new friends and proved to myself that I was capable of being a Solo Chef. It was tough at times and I hated some days - but hey, doesn’t everybody at some point?! I caught a lot of flack from other Chefs in restaurants about my ‘easy’ life and rode through the banter that only Chefs can give to each other.
So on to a new path. What it will be, I don’t know. Where it will be, who knows?! There-in lies the beauty of my next venture.
In the meantime, I have some serious planning to do and I have time to play with some new ideas - money allowing, of course!
All there is left to say is wish me luck!
Hi Gisely. Kind words, thank you!
I don’t cook at any restaurant, I work on board a private motor yacht as solo chef.