Recommended Time In Role
Ideally, a Sole Chef should stay in their role for more than two years if considering advancing their career. This is the length of time needed to perfect the skills to be a strong Sole Chef and the minimum amount of experience needed for more senior roles.
- Trained Chef (Culinary Certificate, Apprenticeship, Cookery School) or Qualified Chef (formal Quals/ apprenticeship)
- GUEST Introduction to Yacht Galley Operations for Chefs
- GUEST Advanced Leadership
- GUEST Account Budgeting and Bookkeeping
- Full driver’s license is expected
Sole Chefs should have over four years of previous Chef experience, either shoreside or onboard with culinary qualifications.
They should also have experience with provisioning, the ability to create menus, a good understanding of dietary requirements, and galley management.
Vocational Chefs may take this route into the industry. In addition, cooks, dual roles, and Sous Chefs may choose the role of Sole Chef as a means of progression.
- Self Aware
- Can take direction
- Excellent time management skills
- Strong work ethic
- Good communicator
- Ability to work well under pressure
- Good listener
- Well presented