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Sole Chef in Virgin Islands (British) Team/Couple


  • Start Date: 18th Oct 2023
  • Job ID #1956133
  • Posted: 20th May 2023 by The Moorings and Sunsail (Travelopia)

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A Crewed yacht charter delivers the ultimate all-inclusive vacation on the water aboard an exclusive sailing or power catamaran. It blends the comfort of luxury vacations with the spirit of adventure travel. Complete with a professional crew, guests can enjoy the nautical skills and local knowledge of a captain alongside gourmet meals prepared by a chef. On the larger yachts they also enjoy a high level of service and hospitality from a steward/ess.

At times management may assign additional tasks relating to the position which may include day sails, photo shoots, briefings, boat shows etc. When the yacht is not on charter the position involves base work and duties.

Competitive industry salary with a busy charter season with great opportunities for gratuities. Our vessels are new and well-maintained with strong support from technical teams. Guaranteed private ensuite double cabin, flight reimbursement and work permit provided as well as further benefits. 24-hour min. turn around with support from cleaning and technical teams. Permanent contract with further global opportunities as well as a range of yacht sizes meaning great options of growth and development within the company.

What the Chef will be doing:

Be responsible for menu planning and provisioning of the yacht for charter. Ensure that the menu is in accordance with the guest’s preference sheets and that meals are well prepared and tastefully presented

Daily housekeeping of all guest areas of the yacht to The Moorings’ standard

Communicate with clients in advance of charters using the company provided email address

Keep accounting records in good order, and ensure that expenditure is kept within the charter budget

Ensure snacks are available at all times for guests to help themselves

Keep the galley and equipment clean and organised at all times and clean up following each meal

Preparation of the cabins with linen prior to guest arrival, and completion of a mid-week linen change during charter

Clean the yacht in preparation for charter and during the charter

Act as a host for the charter party, organising activities and excursions as required, and providing local information throughout the charter

Help ensure the safety of guests throughout the charter

Assist the captain in providing basic instruction/assistance with snorkelling and other water sports

Assist the captain with all elements of deck work as required

Any other duties as directed by the manager

What we are looking for in a chef:


Food and Hygine qualification

Previous experience in a similar position

Experience in a culinary position within a commercial environment

Experience working to dietary requirements and particular preferences

Previous waiting and housekeeping experience

Ability to communicate with customers at all levels

Experience working to budgets

C1/D US visa

Competent Crew/Day Skipper or equivalent level of experience, and Powerboat Level 2 (desirable)

Language Skills (desirable)


  • Vessel/Shorebased Type18m (59ft)
  • Vessel TypeSailing Yacht
  • Charter/PrivateCharter
  • Yacht BuiltLeopard
  • Number of Crew2
  • Position TypePermanent Position
  • Current LocationVirgin Islands (British), Tortola
  • Cruising ItineraryCaribbean Sea
  • HomeportVirgin Islands (British), Tortola
  • Yachting Experience1 - 2 years
  • Looking for Team/CoupleYes
  • Linked Job ID
  • Posted 20th May 2023 by The Moorings and Sunsail (Travelopia)

Language & Visas

  • English Fluent
  • VisasC1/D


  • Entry Level Qualifications (or equivalent) STCW 95 (STCW 2010) [Essential]
  • Food & Hygiene Qualifications Food Hygiene (HABC Level 2) [Essential]


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