true north Maki: Brown rice rolled around crispy salMon skin, avocado and cucuMBer, topped with torched king salMon glazed with sweet soy and Bell pepper chutney shiitake glazed Japanese wagyu sirloin; parsnip purée hinted with pineapple sage; grilled toMatoes Marinated with rice wine and leMon BalM; BaBy shiitake MushrooMs sautéed with toasted sesaMe; sake and soy sauce duck egg vanilla Bean crèMe Brûlée
“I spent a year living with a Japanese family as a teen,” he says. “I picked up a lot of the language and, evidently, a strong passion for sushi and Japanese food.”
Outside of the galley, Creighton’s hobbies include flying down mountains on a bike, a snowboard or skis; driving pretty much anything (boats, planes, race cars) as long as it’s fast and … yoga.
“I’m sort of an adrenaline junkie,” he says with a laugh. “That’s where yoga comes in. It centers my energy. I also teach yoga on board from time to time. But that’s all just for fun.” He points to the galley and adds, “This is my passion.” Having joined the Aphrodite crew a few months ago, Creighton found a positive work environment. “Morale on board is so high,” he says. “It’s genuine. We have a really tight crew, and we work well together below deck. Hopefully it emanates outward to the guests.”
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