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Freelance Chef #203745
09/03/2019 09:52 PM
09/03/2019 09:52 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 142
Canyon Lake, Texas
captbob Offline OP
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Searching for a good freelance chef for charter in late December out of Tortola.


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"If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home." -- James Michener
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Re: Freelance Chef [Re: captbob] #203755
09/04/2019 07:37 AM
09/04/2019 07:37 AM
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West Chester, PA
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I can't help you with the chef question but I love the idea. How would that work though? Would he/she stay on the boat and take up a cabin or hop off every night and ferry/dinghy home and have to come back in the morning? Or picked up at lunch time? I'm just curious how it would work.


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Re: Freelance Chef [Re: captbob] #203766
09/04/2019 11:55 AM
09/04/2019 11:55 AM
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Petoskey, MI
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Most charter companies can hook you up with a chef. They need a cabin to sleep as they’ll be with you the whole charter.

Re: Freelance Chef [Re: ligot] #203768
09/04/2019 12:01 PM
09/04/2019 12:01 PM
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Canyon Lake, Texas
captbob Offline OP
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ligot.....Chef will have, at minimum, the crew berth in fore peak on a Lagoon 45 and stay aboard for a ten day charter. I bareboat and captain for a group of six....this time around on owner's time but often
directly through charter company.


Capt. Bob
"If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home." -- James Michener
Re: Freelance Chef [Re: captbob] #203770
09/04/2019 01:27 PM
09/04/2019 01:27 PM
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Somewhere out there
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Some of those crew berths are not really habitable. They sure look like it on paper, but often they are wet soggy mildew holes. When I was running charters I made that mistake 2x and never again.


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Re: Freelance Chef [Re: captbob] #203775
09/04/2019 03:36 PM
09/04/2019 03:36 PM
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Posts: 16,158
Tortola/ Sonoma, California
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Must say...I have slept in those "coffins" several times and found them quite comfy...

Re: Freelance Chef [Re: Manpot] #203782
09/04/2019 06:05 PM
09/04/2019 06:05 PM
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Canyon Lake, Texas
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I have too but don't do it anymore. A big issue is no direct access to a head but in this scenario chef can pop up thru the hatch and right down into and thru my cabin to my ensuite head.
I certainly have no problem in sharing cabin with her but find that many women just feel more comfy having their own berth.


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"If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home." -- James Michener
Re: Freelance Chef [Re: Manpot] #203974
09/06/2019 11:34 PM
09/06/2019 11:34 PM
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Somewhere out there
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But Mal, you are short and your standards are much lower than a paid crew. It is hit and miss, some forward berths are great, others suck, so I just say no as i don't want to show up and find out. No access to a Loo is a deal breaker for me.


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Re: Freelance Chef [Re: captbob] #204113
09/08/2019 05:23 PM
09/08/2019 05:23 PM
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Med/ Caribbean
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There are several websites for actual crew that may provide a more appropriate cast of candidates.
Here are just a couple

https://www.crewseekers.net
https://www.findacrew.net

Re: Freelance Chef [Re: captbob] #204146
09/09/2019 09:17 AM
09/09/2019 09:17 AM
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Massachusetts
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So now I'm a little curious about this! Anyone ever hire a chef on their own? Is there an advantage to having your charter co get one? Cost?



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