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Newport Charter Yacht Show Crew Competitions

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No luxury charter yacht is complete without a five-star professional crew by its side, and the Newport Charter Yacht Show will play to this point with its Crew Competitions this summer.

Throughout the four-day event (June 23-26) show attendees are invited to watch as crewmembers onboard participating yachts put their culinary and hospitality skills to the test in a series of contests. 


On Monday, June 23rd, yacht chefs will compete whisk-to-whisk for the title of Best Charter Yacht Chef. Participants will be given a mystery basket of ingredients and charged with the task of creating four servings of an entrée that fit a specific diet request. A panel of culinary professionals will determine the winner. The competition is open to chefs onboard all participating yachts.

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On Tuesday, June 24th, crewmembers can compete either solo or with a team in the Tablescaping and Healthy Beverage Challenges. For the Tablescaping Challenge, the interior crew will put their design skills to the test by decorating their respective yacht’s dining table (interior or exterior) using the linen, china, tableware and other decorative items already onboard. A panel of design professionals will judge the final product.

Meanwhile, a battle for the Healthy Beverage Challenge will call for participants to create a juice or smoothie that will be rated based on its taste and nutritional value. Winners in both challenges are determined in two classes: Premier (for crew onboard yachts 99 feet and under) and Grande (for crew onboard yachts 100 feet and over).

newport charter show billy black stews at table

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

For more information or to register for any of the competitions please visit http://www.newportchartershow.com/newport-charter-yacht-show/newport-charter-yacht-culinary.htm  or contact Winnie DeCoster-Lynch, the Captain’s Concierge, ,+1 401-862-5109.

newport charter show chef in galley

The Newport Charter Yacht Show, managed by Newport Exhibition Group, is the only one of its kind in the U.S. and invites industry professionals and discriminating consumers (attending with brokers) to explore the many avenues of luxury chartering. Its sophisticated selection of motor and sailing yachts – ranging in size from 80 feet up to the superyacht length of 150 to 225+ feet – can be toured dockside at the Newport Yachting Center on the city's historic waterfront.

For information on exhibiting, contact Lisa Knowles, Sales Manager, Newport Exhibition Group, +1 401 846 1115, ext. 216, [email protected]
For information on sponsorship opportunities, please visit http://www.newportchartershow.com/newport-charter-yacht-sponsors/sponsors.htm or contact Nancy Piffard, Show Director, Newport Exhibition Group, +1 401 846 1115, ext. 212, [email protected]

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Newport Exhibition Group (NEG), a division of Newport Harbor Corporation, produces trade and consumer events, including the prestigious Newport International Boat Show that runs annually in September.

*Photo credits: All photos by Newport Charter Show/Billy Black, with exception of food judging photo by Newport Charter Show/Kirsten Ferguson.  

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