If you have experience working as a fine dining chef and especially if you have manage to gain Private Chef experience from chalets, villas or private households then a move into the yachting industry is an option. It enables chefs to work outside of their comfort zone, face daily challenges and really develop as a chef.
Working in the small galley kitchens take some getting used to and learning how to provision becomes an essential skill. However once you have some experience the role of a yacht chef enables you to travel the world, cater for the rich and famous and make some good money. A private yacht enables you to really get to know a family and cater to their tastes, a charter yacht will keep you busy with different guests each week.
You need to be flexible, happy to work long hours and be able to say yes to any request. You will provide breakfast, lunch, dinner, food the crew and the odd mid night snack if requested by the guests. Smaller chefs will have sole chefs, the larger yachts will have a team of chefs, so if you are new to the industry you may choose to work your way up through a galley kitchen before moving into a sole chef position.