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Crew Competitions at the 2014 Newport Charter Show

By Editorial Team   9 May 2014

Throughout the four-day Newport Charter Show, from 23rd-26th June, visitors will be invited to witness the crews be put through their paces in culinary and hospitality competitions.

The Newport Charter Yacht Show is managed by the Newport Exhibition Group and is the only show of its kind in North America. Attracting industry professionals and discerning consumers, attending with brokers, the show brings together a refined collection of motor and sailing yachts from 80 to 225+ feet.

Chef Jean Paul of the 150ft yacht ENCORE took third place in the Grande Class of the Culinary Competition with his dish that consisted of poached scallops and eggs with steamed mussels
Newport Charter Yacht Show 2012 Culinary CompetitionCrews compete for culinary excellence at Newport Charter Yacht Show

On Monday 23rd June, chefs will compete for the title of ‘Best Charter Yacht Chef’. The participants will be given a mystery basked of ingredients and challenged to create four servings of an entrée that meets a specific dietary requirement. The competition is open to chefs on board all participating yachts and the winner will be chosen by a panel of culinary professionals.

Newport harbour

Tuesday 24th June will see crew members compete either individually or as part of a team in the ‘Tablescaping and Healthy Beverage Challenges’. The ‘Tablescaping Challenge’ will test the interior crew in their ability to decorate their yacht’s dining tables, both inside and outside, using a combination of linen, china, tableware and other decorative items already on board the yacht. The participants will be judged by a panel of design professionals. The ‘Healthy Beverage Challenge’ will see participants create a juice or smoothie that will be judged on its taste and nutritional value. The winners of both challenges will be chosen in two classes – Premier, for crew on board yacht 99 feet and smaller, and Grande, for crew on board yachts of 100 feet and above.

Woman enjoying the Newport Charter Show
Newport harbour filled with yachts
Yachts berthed in Newport Harbour for the Charter Show

On Wednesday 25th June, the ‘Sunset Canapé Challenge’ will see chefs put their own spin on the delicate canapé hors d’oeuvre. The competition is open to chefs on board participating yachts of 99 feet and under and will be judged on creativity and taste.

Don't miss out this fabulous yacht show. Tak to your charter broker about organising an event charter to Newport in June.


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