YACHTS UP TO 39 METRES
THE WINNER Jean Mathee
Age 31 Yacht Twilight Bio I started as a chef in Stellenbosch when I was around 19, before moving to Scotland and then London, working at Babylon. After a sabbatical I decided to get back into it and joined the yachting industry, where I’ve now been for four years.
Winning dishes Thai basil and chilli prawns; spiced vino blanco clams & mussels; salmorejo puree; pickled charred onions; mahi and ahi poke; white soy and vinegar onigiri; dulce aubergine purée; pickled micro vegetables; tropical fruit; honey & green rooibos-infused panna cotta; bread and butter; mel de flores; raspberry ruree. Favourite foodie destination I love Antibes for the market. As a town it’s not my favourite place, but if I had to pick any spot to be sitting in the early morning with a cup of coffee, it would be there. I love slowly wandering around the old market before buying. Most memorable dish or request I’ve had a lot of curious requests sent down to the galley! One memorable cruise was a party of older gentlemen. You could tell they were on a boys’ holiday and away from their wives because they were ordering desserts for their main courses, and two nights in a row they only wanted beans on toast for dinner!