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Yacht Chef Wins Cooking Competition

Photograph of Chef Rene Kappetein award-winning superyacht cook smiling in the galley of a yacht. He's wearing a teal t-shirt, khaki pants, and a khaki baseball cap.


Yacht Chef Rene Kappetein, aboard sail catamaran WORLD’S END, bested over a dozen talented luxury yacht charter chefs in the 50th annual Antigua Charter Yacht Show culinary competition.

Rene, the liveaboard yacht chef on the Fountaine Pajot Galathea 65 catamaran took first prize
in the division for yachts under 100 feet. 


Second place was awarded to Adrian Martinon aboard catamaran LADY ALLIAURA



yacht charter chef caro uy poses in the galley of a yacht. On the counter in front of her are 4 rippled white plates of textured items, unknown what they are

Third place honors went to catamaran chef Caro Uy onboard Sunreef 70 catamaran MUSE.  Readers might remember Caro from her profile in September outlining her passion for cooking and her love of travel..

Other winners included second place to Heather Kaniuk aboard motor yacht NUMPTIA in the superyacht division for boats 160 feet and larger;  and chef Melinda Heinze onboard the world’s largest luxury sailing catamaran HEMISPHERE in the 100 to 159-foot category.



Kappetein’s victory earned him a profile story in an upcoming edition of Showboats International magazine, a silver-framed certificate, a magnum of Piper champagne, a Liat airline ticket to anywhere in the Caribbean, a Williams-Sonoma gift certificate, and a stay at the 5-star Antigua Yacht Club Marina Resort.


Come spend a week with family and friends aboard the Fountaine Pajot 65 catamaran WORLD’S END.  Your crew will escort you to the most beautiful anchorages in the Caribbean.  Discover magnificent islands, nature and warm and friendly new cultures. The itinerary, activities and the menu will be based on your preferences, to guarantee you and your guests a unique experience to cherish for a lifetime. 

Contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters destination team today to book your luxury yacht charter vacation.

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Ms. Jana Sheeder is President of 1-800 Yacht Charters. Providing The Superyacht Experience(tm) since 1976. Private luxury yacht charter vacations in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Bahamas, South Pacific, South Florida, Miami and The Florida Keys, Italian Rivera, Belize. Megayacht charter company focused on generosity, Pay It Forward, Random Acts of Kindness, Giftivism, giving back to the ocean, to the needy, and the environment with every superyachting charter. Providing eco-friendly alternatives while on yacht charters and known for 6-star customer service, experience, and generosity.

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