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Superyacht Training Academy’s Chef Career Course provides essential training for amateur or professional cooks alike in preparing food to a professional standard. Students acquire the skills to start their career as a chef on any sailing vessel, superyacht or simply enjoy the life skills of an accomplished chef.

Gain the skills and qualifications demanded of crew in a Chef role.

Gain work as a Chef onboard yachts and Superyachts around the world.

Potentially earn €2500/$2500 per month tax free, plus tips!

No food or accommodation costs once you are employed onboard a Superyacht, this is money in your pocket!


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What courses and items are included?

Duration: 31 Days.

Your Investment: R62 380.00

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Transport from Superyacht Training Academy to STCW courses: R395.00 (if needed)
Accommodation during all shore-based courses: R375.00 per night
(Accommodation is dormitory style, self-catering facilities available)

Accommodation security tag deposit: R500.00

ENG1 Medical

This is mandatory for anyone working onboard a boat. You must have an ENG1 seafarer medical fitness certificate to work at sea if you are a seafarer; in charge of a ship or are serving on a merchant ship or yacht.

The fee for the ENG1 medical examination is R3 000.00 and must be issued by a doctor approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Our course is your ideal entry point into this eye-opening, ultimately luxurious Industry!

Are you getting onboard?

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