Nina shares all her passion and talent with you over a cram packed course of dishes to equip you as a private chef on superyachts or land.
Nina is currently head chef onboard a 67m Super yacht, and she is presenting the MACA Super Yacht Cookery Course.
She was born to yachting parents and grew up looking at photos of their super yacht circumnavigation. This made her dream for a life on the high seas.
"I am so pleased to present this Super Yacht Cookery course for MACA. Since I started sharing my work on social media, there have been many questions about how to get a job as a chef onboard a yacht, what recipes and techniques are needed, would I write a cookbook etc. To have the opportunity to create this course for MACA means I can present this as an answer to those questions! We've designed this course to provide aspiring individuals with the finest foundation in the yachting industry. We've built it to include a variety of dishes and techniques that will equip participants with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the world of super yacht cuisine. I couldn't be more thrilled about this endeavour and the potential it holds for those looking to embark on a successful journey in this remarkable industry."
Nina is currently Head Chef onboard a 67m Superyacht, and she is presenting the Superyacht Chef Cookery House Course. She was born to yachting parents and grew up looking at photos of their super yacht circumnavigation. This made her dream for a life on the high seas.
Her obsession with food also began early, preferring to watch cooking shows rather than cartoons. Plus, with her parents afore-mentioned world travels, she got to get a good taste of the world through their cooking from her childhood coastal home in Queensland, Australia.
Post-school she took a few career detours, training to become a dive instructor on the Great Barrier Reef, skippering sailing boats in Greece, and even starting an officers courses before finally realising that I she should be around food for most of her waking hours.
After running a small sailing yacht with her partner and jumping into the ‘chef’ role a little bit blind, she decided to get into the cheffing world and attend culinary school. Since then, she has stepped in front of the chopping board and not looked back.
She has been very lucky to work under some brilliant head chefs, and she attributes most of her culinary education from being on the job – especially working on fast paced charter yachts where you never know what the guests are going to order.
Working onboard a yacht, where the menu changes daily and the guests change weekly – being adaptable is a key quality that she has had to develop as a chef. Luckily, she loves her job and it’s safe to say that she is food obsessed – at her happiest with either a very sharp knife or a loaded fork in hand.