Today was the final day of the chef’s competition at the 2014 Antigua Charter Yacht Show. This is a highly competitive, annual competition that pits some of the industry’s best against one another while cooking to a theme. This year, it was a three-course gluten-free Caribbean dinner.
Without further ado, the winners are…
Yachts 99 feet and smaller: third prize, chef Sarah Manning aboard the 85-foot Windquest; second prize, chef Audrey Harper on the 70-foot sailing catamaran Aletheia; first prize, chef Sibylla Beebe on the 89-foot Oyster sailing yacht Lush.
Yachts 100 to 159 feet: third prize, chef Ryan Craig of the 154-foot Perini Navi sailing yacht Andromeda La Dea; second prize, chef Michael Hobins of the 131-foot Perini Navi sailing yacht State of Grace; first prize, chef Kdn Lyne of the 130-foot Christensen motoryacht Sweet Escape. (That’s chef Kdn in the photograph, flanked, from left to right, by stewardesses Kerrie “Kiki” Slater, Nichola Shaw and Amy Cook. Thank you to the yacht’s manager, L.J. Houghting, for the great photo.)
Yachts 160 feet and larger: third prize, chef Shannon Bootes of the 164-foot Westport motoryacht Aquavita; second prize, chef Garath Alder of the 172-foot motoryacht Deniki; first prize, chef Craig Stevens of the 221-foot Icon motoryacht Icon.
In the table setting competition, first place went to the sailing yacht Lush in the small-yacht category; Sweet Escape in the mid-range category; and Aquavita in the superyacht category.
Congratulations to all the winners!