This year’s MYBA Charter Show ran from 27 to 30 April, 2015, and one of the highlights of the show is always the Chefs’ Competition. 

Running over three days, chefs had to offer judges (one of whom was two-Michelin-star chef Antonio Melloni) a spectacular three-course meal, fitting the theme 'Cannes Film Festival red carpet dinner party with your most decadent chocolate dessert', with an additional Best Service and Table Scpaing awards for the interior crew.

After three days of decadent delights against a backdrop of the Cannes Film Festival as created by the interior crew, the panel chose the winners.

Category 1: Yachts up to 36m

First place: Sebastien Boudouin, M/Y Inouis
Second place: Paul Baumann, M/Y Phoenix
Third place: Bradley van Rooyen, M/Y The Wellesley


Winner of up to 36m category: Sebastien Boudouin, M/Y Inouis

Category 2: Yachts 37m to 46m

First place: Ed McLachlan, M/Y Aurelia
Second place: Charlie Rawlings, M/Y 4A
Third place: Jonathan Els, S/Y Don Chris


Winner of 37m to 47m category: Ed McLachlan, M/Y Aurelia

Category 3: Yachts 47m and over

First place: Stephan Paskins, M/Y Axioma
Second place: Scot Mcdonald, M/Y Keri Lee III
Third place: Alessandro Collavoli, M/Y Amadeus


Winner of 47m and over category: Stephan Paskins, M/Y Axioma

Best overall chocolate dessert:

Alessandro Collavoli, M/Y Amadeus


Winning chocolate dessert: Alessandro Collavoli, M/Y Amadeus. Credit: Ilaria; Source: GIS Yacht Provisioning

Table scaping:

Yachts up to 36m: Claire Lefevre, M/Y Heliad II
Yachts from 37m to 46m: Nicoleta Lacob, M/Y 4A
Yachts 47m and over: Sophie Lobejko, M/Y Kerri Lee III

Best Service: 36m and under

First place: S/Y Caroline 1
Second place: M/Y Quantum

Best service, 37m to 46m

First place: S/Y This Is Us
Second place: M/Y Thumper

Best service, 47m and over

First place: M/Y Amadeus
Second place: M/Y Va Bene

Take a look at some of our favourite photos from the competition below.


Winning chocolate dessert: Alessandro Collavoli, M/Y Amadeus


M/Y Axioma; first place, yachts 47m and over


Jonathan Els, S/Y Don Chris; third place, 37m to 46m


The work of chef Scot Mcdonald, M/Y Keri Lee III; second place, yachts 47m and over


Paul Baumann, M/Y Phoenix; second place, yachts up to 36m


Bradley van Rooyen, M/Y The Wellesley; third place, yachts up to 36m

Credit for all photos (other than those already credited): Bluei Prod; Source: MYBA

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