Working aboard a yacht can give you the unique opportunity to travel around the world while at the same time earning big bucks. Whether you are an aspiring chef who works aboard a yacht, or you are a full time chef who travels on other boats with a culinary service, there are ways you can make money while on a yacht. You can become a chef on a yacht as a sole proprietor and set your own hours. Or, if you have the right connections, it is possible to get a job as a chef on a yacht for a company.
One option is to become a full time chef on a sailing yacht, working for a sailing or yachting company on a contract basis. If you are a self-employed chef, you probably already own a boat, and sailing companies often hire chefs for various services on their boats, such as cooking, cleaning, and other duties. Being a chef on a yacht allows you to experience all the great ports that the yacht companies sail through, and also to have the flexibility to work when you want to.
Another way to earn money while on a yacht is by becoming a chef on a yacht crew. If you are not too experienced, this might not be the best option for you. If, however, you enjoy sailing and have sailing experience, then you might find yourself on a yacht crew without much trouble.
Chef on a yacht companies may even offer to hire you as a full-time Chef on a Yacht once you meet certain requirements. If you have a background in sailing, you may not need any special training, and these companies will train you for the position. Usually, they do not want to train the chef in sailing because it requires too much expertise and it is more time consuming.
The Chef on a Yacht Company may also provide you with a list of the most popular destinations that the yachts stop over and may even suggest restaurants in those areas, or other places of interest where you might want to visit. It is easy to land jobs with this type of company, and many people have found it to be very profitable.
There is another option, which is that if you have had success on other boats, and you feel you could make a small part time job on a yacht, then that may be the best option. If you are interested in a career working on a yacht, but you do not have enough experience, or have not had too much experience with cooking, then you may want to think about becoming a chef on a yacht crew.