Superyacht Chef

All crew members are required to complete the STCW 95+10 training modules.


The Superyacht Chef Training course is 1 day in total and coordinated by an appointment. Please get in contact with our office to arrange a date or fill out an enquiry form at the bottom of the page. To get in contact about this course please phone: +61 2 9979 9669 or email: to enquire or use the Enquire About This Course button located below.

2024 Dates

This course is coordinated by appointment.


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Yacht Chef Training Course

Adapt your culinary talents to a Superyacht environment. Successful completion of this course will allow you to work as a chef on superyachts of any size anywhere in the world.

Chefs aboard Superyachts will be cooking for a very exclusive and sophisticated table. Formal training & qualification is essential, not only as a chef, but also as a member of a superyacht crew. A chef aboard a superyacht is more challenging than being a chef in land-based kitchens. It requires an aptitude for learning new produce, concepts & culinary variety.

A yacht chef must work alone unless fortunate enough to have a galley chef or sous chef onboard. Generally the chef is the source of the entire crews state of culinary satisfaction and contentedness…. as well as the owners, of course.

Yachting etiquette, hygiene and galley sanitation are essential elements of the chef superyacht training process. Provisioning is also vital be it in remote island areas where produce & some supplies are virtually impossible to procure or in a new country where ingredients are very different and come in packages that are unintelligible or unrecognisable.

A superyacht chef needs to be flexible, adaptable, creative, easy going & love the sea…and the motion that comes with it whilst under passage! The chef’s understanding of the dietary needs, allergies & alternative eating habits of the crew, owners, and guests are of primary importance to a happy vessel.

Chef’s Introduction to Superyachts

Superyacht Chef’s Introduction to Yachting is a short course for chefs and cooks with existing restaurant and hotel backgrounds. The course will give you detailed training to adapt your culinary skills to chef/steward/ess positions on superyachts.

Whether you are a Chef on a large, high profile yacht or a cook on a smaller, less-formal yacht, you will need special skills for galley management, and menu planning, including preparation and planning for extended cruises, finding and buying supplies in foreign countries where the foods, labels and spoken language may present challenges, storing the supplies in the limited space available, and confidently preparing meals while at sea.

The Superyacht Crew Academy instructors will show you how to meet these challenges and we look forward to helping you make the most of an exciting and rewarding career aboard superyachts..

The Main Features of Our Chef’s Introduction to Superyachts Courses

1 Day Chef Advanced Galley Management:

  • Daily routines & yard periods
  • Health, hygiene, rubbish disposal
  • Guest chef/cook versus crew cook
  • Provisioning and passage planning
  • Language recognition of produce
  • Loading and storage
  • International cuisine
  • Preference sheets and menu planning
  • Guest entertaining
  • Dietary requirements, cultural and allergies
  • Superyacht Chef tips

For those who already have background skills on small boats and do not require the Small Powerboat & RIB Master certificate.

What Other Qualification Will I Need?

Chefs also require STCW95+10 certification. Superyacht Crew Academy can assist with this requirement if you are not already qualified.

Training Location

The course is run from our Marina Office at 25a/5 Ponerosa Parade , Warriewood NSW Australia. The facilities are a 45min drive North of Sydney’s CBD. To see a map of how to find us, CLICK HERE


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