Hi There

I’m Stefan; I’m a world traveler, life-lover and a chef by trade. I’ve been working in the hospitality business around the globe for about 18 years and worked in the yacht industry for almost six.

I have called superyachts like Axioma, Rosehearty, and Highland Breeze my home and catered for wealthy VIP’s, celebrities, politicians and royalty with great success.

Before yachting, I worked in fine dining restaurants, a luxury spa, high-end hotels and staged at a few Michelin starred restaurants.

When I’m not on board, I’m  traveling for most of my time. I have visited over 60 countries on five continents, and it never gets boring. I love to explore new cultures, discover new foods, scuba dive at amazing underwater sites, and go on new adventures.

Often I´m happiest in the mountains. Far away from the sea, hiking steep mountain trails, enjoying breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, fogged summits and the peacefulness of it all. I’ve been in the Nepali Himalaya’s twice, I conquered a 5000+ meter peak in Venezuela, Walked the highlands of Peru and climbed volcanoes in Indonesia. My next climb will be in Tanzania where I will master the Kilimanjaro too. Can’t wait to go there!

Over the years many people asked me how it’s like to work on a yacht. Most of the time, I just say it’s awesome, but it’s hard work and not so glamorous as you might think. Then they see the pictures of me holding a cold drink on a white sand beach, loving life and they probably think that I don’t do much else. I can’t really blame them either. But there is so much more to yachting then it seems. That’s why I created this blog to let you know what I really do.

This website is a window to my life as yacht chef and adventurer.

I will tell you my work, the long days, the crossings, the beaches, the cold drinks the days off. I will review restaurants around the main ports, and I will throw the occasional recipe in the mix too. I hope you enjoy my blog; Please let me know what you think of it in the comment section below. Come back soon and follow me on my social media or drop me a line at mail@stefanschenk.com

 – Stefan Schenk

Ps. Thanks to everybody who helped me to create these pages, Leroy from Dutch design office, Jessica from BWA Yachting and snap provisions for sponsoring the amazing products for the photo shoot, Jaap from Stammis Horeca Verhuur for letting me use their table set-up during the photo shoot. Merijn from Superyachttimes.com for accessing your database of yacht pictures. Thank you all for your input and hard work!

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