Yacht chefs dazzle owners and guests with their culinary creativity day after day. Just like any professionals, they need to keep up on the latest techniques. Unlike many professionals, though, they need to have a wide repertoire due to ever-changing tastes and allergies. Blue Oceans Yachting has a host of courses to address these needs. What’s more, the courses are open to foodies who’d like to learn a thing or two alongside the pros, from pros.
The courses are organized by Adrienne Gang (above left), culinary and interior training center director for Blue Oceans Yachting. For you Below Deck fans, you may remember she was the original chief stew on season one. With nearly 20 years’ experience in yachting, Gang has served many different roles aboard yachts. In fact, she’s been a deckhand, a chef, and a stew. However, cooking has always been, and remains, her passion.
Gang embarked on her culinary career after graduating from a culinary-arts program and working at several family-run health-food places. She further crisscrossed the United States as a personal chef for entertainers like Kenny Chesney, the Rolling Stones, and the Trans Siberian Orchestra. All of these experiences preceded her time aboard superyachts.
With Blue Oceans Yachting, Gang is bringing to fruition a goal to let superyacht chefs, and the general public, learn more than they normally would. Whether the subject is mixology, gluten-free dishes, or an ethnic cuisine, the courses involve intensive education and instruction. Each is led by a renowned chef, too.
Upcoming courses include food photography, the principles of traditional Kosher cuisine and the new Israeli kitchen, and American fusion cuisine. There’s further a course on planning meals for people with special diets, and levering AI for planning menus.
Registration for the courses is currently open.
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