The Marine Cookery Bible: A Specialist Cookery, Training and Employment Guide for Interior Crew Working on Yachts and Superyachts

The Marine Cookery Bible: A Specialist Cookery, Training and Employment Guide for Interior Crew Working on Yachts and Superyachts

by Malcolm Alder-Smith


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A training, employment and galley help cookery book for new and experienced interior crew in the yacht and superyacht industry, written by expert Marine Hospitality galley trainer, Malcolm Alder-Smith.

Known to his friends in the yachting world as Malcy, he has been training newbies to work as interior crew for over five years. Classically trained as a chef by French, Italian and Swiss master chefs, Malcy shares his galley secrets with UKSA Marine Hospitality students in the kitchens of The Isle of Wight College. Malcy's passion is to feel he has made a difference to people's lives by sharing his undoubted expertise in and around the galley.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781453846834
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/24/2011
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Born in the UK and known to my friends as Malcy, I was classically trained as a chef at Highbury College. I was employed in hotel management for about ten years, before I bought my own restaurant, which I ran for a few years before taking up employment as a college lecturer in hospitality and catering.

I have worked in corporate hospitality management for Forte, Gardner Merchant and Sodexho at the Open Golf, Wimbledon, Chelsea Flower Show and the Farnborough Air Show and as part of the corporate hospitality management team for Rolls-Royce at the Paris International Air Show at Le Bourget.

I have worked at various royal palaces, such as Buckingham Palace, Blenheim Palace and Hampton Court and have looked after senior members of the British Royal Family, numerous British Prime Ministers and Foreign Heads of State.

I moved to France a few years back, where I ran a B&B with my wife and youngest son, before returning to work for the newly formed Business Development Unit at The Isle of Wight College.

My budding career as an author, food writer and contributor to yachting websites, has seen me write two other specialist books. The first is still on my computer waiting for the right time for me to publish. The second is called 19 - Dix-Neuf, Cuisine du Terroir Corrézienne, (Published by Leonie Press), which is about the fabulous food and cooking of Department 19 (Corrèze), where we lived in France until 2005.

My involvement in training wanabes to work in the yachting sector started back in 2006. The first Essential Marine Cookery course came about when Emma and I were asked by Jon Ely (CEO UKSA), to design a five day cookery module as part of the UKSA Marine Hospitality course. The course already included essential marine training, including the RYA Competent Crew, RYA Level 2 Powerboat, RYA Level 2 Shortwave Radio, First Aid and STCW95 and a one week Marine Hospitality module. As you will read later, you will find it virtually impossible to find work in the sector without STCW95 (minimum requirement) and 'owning' the UKSA package above, gives you the competitive advantage over your job-hunting rivals, chasing after that "live the dream" job on a fabulous superyacht or charter work, maybe based in the Mediterranean, BVIs, Caribbean or Miami.

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