Skills: I have a culinary degree from New York’s The Culinary Institute of America where I acquired a comprehensive understanding of various cooking techniques, flavors, and international cuisines. Additionally, my several years at the Bar Harbor Catering Company in New England as the Lead Event Chef have honed my skills in creating innovative and inviting dishes while ensuring the highest quality standards for private dining events. I have fine dining experience from restaurants in San Francisco, including Michelin starred One Market preparing California cuisine and French brasserie Cafe Claude. I am also well versed in Asian influenced Pacific Rim fare having worked at James Beard award winning Gannon’s Pacific view restaurant in Maui, Hawaii. I hold current STCW 10, Seafarer’s Medical Certificate, and Food Safety & Hygiene Level 2 certifications. I am a non-smoker with no tattoos and am fully vaccinated.
Licenses / Certificates: STCW, ENG 1, Food Safety & Hygiene Level 2, Culinary Arts Degree
Years Of Experience: 6
Languages: English, Spanish
Attending the Culinary Institute of America honed my skills in various cooking techniques, flavor profiles, and culinary management. The rigorous curriculum provided me with a solid foundation in both classical and contemporary culinary practices, enabling me to create innovative and inviting dishes in a wide variety of ethnic cuisines.
During my tenure at Bar Harbor Catering Company, I developed a keen understanding of the demands and intricacies of complex catering events. Leading a team of culinary professionals, I successfully orchestrated numerous events, ensuring seamless execution and impeccable service. These experiences enhanced my ability to work efficiently under pressure while delivering exceptional culinary experiences.
Combining my culinary education, work experience, and dedication to culinary excellence, I am eager to embark on a new chapter in the yachting industry. I am confident that my skills, adaptability, and passion for creating exceptional dining experiences will make a significant contribution to the success of any yacht.
I am excited about the opportunity to discuss how my background aligns with the needs of your clients and look forward to the possibility of joining your yacht crew and pursuing my dream of working as a Galley Chef on board a luxury yacht. Please see my food portfolio at: www.yachtchefpeter.com.