Top Chefs Dish It Up at 2nd Annual Sunset Soirée & Yacht Chef Competition

Top Chefs Dish It Up at 2nd Annual Sunset Soirée & Yacht Chef Competition



Accustomed to dining in the most exclusive restaurants around the world, there’s no question that yacht owners expect the same level of five-star cuisine on their yachts. The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) will put these culinary expectations to a test at its 2nd Annual Sunset Soirée & Yacht Chef Competition taking place on Friday, Nov. 1 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., in the center of Superyacht Village at Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina. In partnership with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina and the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBASS), the culinary competition will benefit disaster relief efforts for the Northern Bahamas in the wake of the catastrophic category 5 storm, Hurricane Dorian.

Guests will have the rare opportunity to witness the world’s leading yacht chefs, including Danny Davies of Excellence, battle it out for the title of ‘Best Yacht Chef’ while indulging in culinary tastings from luxury food purveyors and local restaurants. A selection of premium spirits including specialty Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktails, Makers Mark whiskey creations, Whispering Angel Rosé and a bubbly welcome from Moet & Chandon will also be available. A live concert by The Wheeland Brothers and DJ will set the sounds for the dockside festivities. To be hosted by NBC-6 Miami reporter Kelly Blanco and the Miami Heat’s DJ Dale, the competition will feature a panel of notable judges including foodie influencer Sami Schnur of @TheNaughtyFork, South Florida Sun Sentinel’s Food Critic Mike Mayo, Bahamas Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar and Paula DaSilva, Executive Chef of The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale, who will sip and savor the curated dishes and decide who gets to take home the ‘Best Yacht Chef’ title.

The event will benefit two Bahamian relief organizations: Mission of Hope, a relief mission that is led by True North, a 110-foot vessel that has been deployed to Marsh Harbour and equipped with specialty teams to aid in the rebuilding of temporary housing and providing medical care; and the  ONE Bahamas Fund created by Justin Timberlake, Tiger Woods, Nexus Luxury Collection, the Royal Bank of Canada and luxury residential community Albany to help support relief and rebuilding efforts for the country and its residents.

Tickets to the 2nd Annual Sunset Soirée & Yacht Chef competition cost $125 and are available for purchase at

Tickets for the event can be purchased HERE.

Superyacht Village at Pier South at Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina
2301 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Friday, Nov. 1
7:30pm – 10:30pm

Top Chefs Dish It Up at 2nd Annual Sunset Soirée & Yacht Chef Competition

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