Freelance chef Jason Carruthers has joined the crew onboard the 37 meter Formula 1 inspired motor yacht AURELIA for the upcoming Balearic Island yacht charter season. Jason has spent the last 15 years traveling and honing his culinary skills, both on land an onboard private yacht charter vessels. His travels have helped him develop an extensive knowledge of international cuisine. Now living in Palma Mallorca, Carruthers joins the 6-person yacht charter crew on board the sleek superyacht, whose home port is also Palma.
Carruthers explains how he developed his talents for cooking:
“As a private chef I have worked on land and water and cooked in some incredibly remote places where sourcing ingredients can be a daily challenge. With extensive catering and consulting throughout Europe and working with chefs of all origins, I have been able to absorb a great knowledge of international cuisine.”
Aside from his culinary talents, Carruthers also holds an endorsement in Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (SCTW Maritme), as well as certificates in hygiene, and firefighting, and sea survival.
“Sometimes, chefs with limited experience on a yacht have difficulty with the transition from working in a restaurant or private home to serving onboard a superyacht,” says Sheeder. “Jason has a solid boating background, having served as both a chef and deckhand on motor yacht HUSH [38m] and motor yacht Osiana [25m]. He can drive a tender, take a turn on watch, and assist with safety issues.”
Jason’s new home at sea, Heesen yacht Aurelia (priced from €105,000 per week), is well-known in the Balearics.
SPAIN YACHT CHARTER LICENSE
Yacht charters in Spain require the vessel secure a Spanish charter license in order to begin an conclude charters within Spanish waters. Possessing this license gives Aurelia a distinct advantage over other charter vessels. Without this license, a yacht can either start or end a charter in Spain – but it cannot do both. This forces unlicensed yachts to spend part of the charter period in far-away France – adding additional fuel costs to the charter customer’s tab (not to mention the loss of precious charter time in Spain).
YACHT ACCOMMODATIONS AND DETAILS
Aurelia offers accommodations for eight guests in four staterooms. With her non-traditional paint scheme inspired by Formula 1 racing team colors, the yacht is instantly recognizable. And just like a F-1 race car, this yacht is fast – hitting speeds of over 30 knots, while similar-sized motoryachts cruise at no more than 12-15 knots. Charting a yacht with such impressive speed capabilities means Balearic island yacht charter clients can explore the entire chain of islands – from Ibiza to Mallorca, within a week-long getaway.
SAMPLE MEALS PREPARED BY YACHT CHARTER CHEF CARRUTHERS
-ASPARAGUS PUREE WITH SEA BASS AND COURGETTE GARNISH
-SEA BASS WITH POMEGRANATE, RED ONION, AND MANGO SALSA
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