During last month’s inaugural event, the 2014 Mediterranean Yacht Show hosted its first ever Chef’s competition in which a selection of charter yachts competed to showcase the quality of their cuisine and individual talents of their Chef’s.
The competing charter yacht Chefs were split into two categories for the competition: Category A consisted of yachts with a charter rate of up to €6999 per day and Category B included yachts with a daily charter rate of over €7000. On the MEDYS 2014 judging panel were a combination of brokers and food professionals, with Category A led by the Gold Chef’s Hat 2014 winner Chef Michael Nourloglou and Michelin Star-awarded Chef Ettore Botrini for Category B.
Each delectable dish was judged on presentation, taste, originality and healthy dieting and the winners were announced and presented with a certificate of recognition during the event’s glamorous closing ball at the Pantazis Royal.
The theme of the competition was ‘Greek Sushi’, with each Chef challenged to present an entrée using only traditionally Greek ingredients
Third Place: The Category A bronze prize was awarded to Chef Konstantinos Balatsoukas of the 35m/115’ motor yacht HELIOS. In Category B third prize went to Chef Nikolas Thomas representing the 30m/98’4 M/S AEGEAN SCHATZ.