My name’s Rosie, I’m 23 years old and in September 2016, I commenced working onboard a private motor yacht.
As the crew/sous chef, my role is to cook lunch and dinner for 13 members of crew, every day, with the occasional opportunity to assist the head chef. This may happen whenever the guests choose to entertain, meaning their numbers sky rocket above the usual 2.
This blog has historically (well, since way back when in 2013) been a way for me to document any baking attempts, but now it is going to serve more as an intermittent, electronic diary, for me to share with you all just what kind of experience this job is going to be.
As far as I’m aware, the boat is floating around the South of France during September, when it’s time for me to join. We’ll cruise the Med for a few weeks, before spending the whole month of October at the shipyard in Marseille. Apparently these large vessels need rather a lot of maintenance. Once we’re given the all clear, it’s time for the 3-4 week Atlantic crossing to Miami. Christmas will be spent stationed in the Caribbean or the Bahamas, and from then on, your guess is as good as mine. A spell in Miami might be followed by journey up to Nova Scotia, but the boat could be going to the back of beyond, and I truly wouldn’t mind.
I hope you find all of this interesting – I certainly will. Wish me luck.