Northrop and Johnson’s Fort Lauderdale Charter Management Division is delighted to congratulate winning chefs aboard M/Y Arioso 130’ Westport launched in 2006 and M/Y Destination Fox Harb'r Too 161’ Trinity launched in 2008 for outstanding placement in the 9th Annual Antigua Charter Yacht's Concours de Chef Competition.
The annual competition was sponsored by an array of culinary enthusiasts including: Piper Heidsieck Champagne, Boat International, Liat Caribbean Airline, Carib Bean Coffee Roasters and Antigua based Best Cellars Wines & Spirits. The chefs were challenged to create a Caribbean inspired menu to include a hot or cold savory main course entrée and their favorite chocolate dessert for the themed contest.
The judging, in three categories: Yachts 150 feet and over, Yachts 90 to 149 feet and Yachts 89 feet and under, took place in a marquee fashion on the lawn at the famed Antigua Yacht Club. The judging criteria was based on flavor, innovation, and final presentation with a bonus award for table setting.
Chef Philippe Le Scelleur of M/Y Arioso, 130' Westport launched in 2006, was named winner of the Yachts 90 to 149 feet category and Chef Benoit Mercier of M/Y Destination Fox Harb'r Too, 161’ Trinity launched in 2008, ranked second in the Yachts 150 feet and over category. M/Y Destination Fox Harb'r Too was also awarded the Piper Hiedsieck Champagne Elegance de la Table Prize for their stylish table setting.