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Mediterranean Yacht Show announces winners of 2024 MEDYS Chef's Competition

By Katie Scott   23 May 2024

Closing the doors on its 9th edition, the Mediterranean Yacht Show (MEDYS) celebrated a staggering fleet of indulgent super yacht charters as well as some of the most talented chefs within the global yacht charter fleet.

A staple trade-only event for East Mediterranean yacht charters, MEDYS experienced a great edition in 2024 with many motor yacht charters making their show debuts including the likes of 183.9ft (56m) luxury yacht charter O'MATHILDE and 164.1ft (50.01m) Ortona Navi yacht charter ZIA.

Presenting a fleet of 102 glistening luxury yacht charters in the 24-meter and over sector, the port of Nafplion proudly showcases all that the region has to offer, and why Greece is so popular with Mediterranean yacht charters.

The MEDYS Chef's Competition

Crew onboard superyacht charter INFINITAS

In addition to the plethora of motor and sailing yacht charters around the docks, the Mediterranean Yacht Show has grown a solid reputation for hosting a fully immersive Chef's Competition for visiting yacht rentals.

Changing the theme each year, each superyacht charter chef has the task of creating inspiring dishes to impress a curated panel of judges. A theme that is matched and perfectly teamed up with a themed tablescape crafted by stewards onboard the respective Athens yacht charters.

Crew of charter yacht O'PARI standing on deck
Superyacht charter crew posing in an open transom

The 2024 edition of the MEDYS Chef's Competition was based on the theme of 'cooking the orange'. Implemented to encourage visiting charter yacht chefs to embrace the flavors of the Argolis Region, the dishes were presented to Chef George Papazacharias of the two Michelin star Delta Restaurant in Athens, and Chef Luca Piscazzi, the Executive Chef of Michelin star Pelagos Restaurant at Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens.

Winners of the 2024 MEDYS Chef's Competition

A plate created by a superyacht charter chef for the MEDYS Chef's Competition

Category A Platinum Winners

1st Place - Aristeidis Vlachogiannis of M/Y Africa I

2nd Place - Dimitris Paidis of M/Y Lady G

3rd Place - Eleftheria Varelaki of S/C Sameli

Tablescaping award - Michael Papalekakos of M/Y Ancallia

Category A Winners

1st Place - Sotiris Mpempedelis of S/C Nova

2nd Place - Polixeni Marina Velli of S/C Alma

3rd Place - George Elekidis of S/Y Meliti

Tablescaping Award - Myrto Bambeti of S/C Alma 

Overview of charter yachts berthed at MEDYS

Looking on to next year's event, the forthcoming edition of the Mediterranean Yacht Show (MEDYS) will return in May 2025 at the beautiful port of Nafplion. 

If you'd like to find out more about any of this year's winning luxury charter yachts, or want to send a broker on your behalf to the next edition, contact your preferred yacht charter broker today for details on yacht rentals and availability for Greece and Mykonos yacht charters.


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