Sam Holloway, Yacht Chef
Sam Holloway: This is just one of the treats he is cooking up aboard the 164-foot Benetti QM of London, with Y.CO.Courtesy Y.CO

Chef Sam Holloway earned first prize in the superyacht category of the recent MYBA Charter Show. If you book a week aboard QM of London, ask for his filled pastas. Every bite is a truly delicious surprise.

Samantha Kerse, Yacht Chef
Samantha Kerse: She is cooking aboard the 147-foot Urucoglu Fathom, with Camper & Nicholsons.MYBA/Bluei Productions

Head chef Samantha Kerse won first prize in the 40- to 49-meter LOA group at the 2016 MYBA Charter Show culinary competition with a three-course Italian meal starring orata al forno (baked sea bream), tortellini and panna cotta.

Sarah Powell, Yacht Chef
Sarah Powell: Find her in the galley aboard the 98-foot JFA Mashua Bluu, with Yachting Partners International.Courtesy Yachting Partners International
Sarah Powell, Yacht Chef, 98-foot JFA Mashua Bluu
The challenge was to win an award for best pasta dish while docked in Italy and competing against an international cadre of chefs. British native Sarah Powell did it with her culinary skills in the galley aboard Mashua Bluu.Courtesy Yachting Partners International
Oceanco, superyacht, the wellesley
The Wellesley: This 184-foot Oceanco can carry 12 guests and has a top crew, with Worth Avenue Yachts.Courtesy Worth Avenue Yachts

Judges at this spring's MYBA Charter Show gave a special award to The Wellesley, calling her the best overall yacht in the entire chefs' competition. The award encompasses not only the chef, but also the crew and the yacht herself.

Fay Winmill, Fraser Yachts, Yacht chef
Faye Winmill: Her award-winning cuisine is aboard the 143-foot Benetti Latiko, with Fraser Yachts.Courtesy Fraser Yachts
Fay Winmill, Fraser Yachts, Yacht chef
Not only did chef Faye Winmill earn two prizes at the recent MYBA Charter Show, but Latiko’s stewardess Rebecca Mulhern also earned a prize for best tablescaping and service.Courtesy Fraser Yachts