YPI Crew Organises Haute Cuisine Training for Yacht Chefs in Partnership with Alain Ducasse Education

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YPI Crew is honoured to again offer experienced yacht chefs an opportunity to undertake yacht-specific courses with Ducasse Education, the culinary training school of global super-chef, Alain Ducasse.

“Secrets of Culinary Excellence on an International Yacht” returns to the French Riviera in 2015 between the 26th and 30th of October, where yacht chefs will train under the careful tutelage of one of Alain Ducasse’s elite chefs. As in past years, the training will take place onboard the beautiful yacht White Rose of Drachs in Cap d’Ail.

“Yacht chefs work for a select international clientele who not only expect the best but demand excellence for every meal,” explains Executive Chef Philippe Gollino, Centre Formation d’Alain Ducasse (CFAD).

The theme for this year’s series is ‘Techniques and Creativity for Outstanding Snacking’ and will incorporate two separate modules: savoury and sweet. Chefs can enrol in one or both courses- but be quick as enrolment is closing very soon and places are extremely limited.

This program is part of a unique collaboration between premier Antibes-based crew agency YPI Crew and Ducasse Education, the leading global training specialists in culinary and pastry arts, service and hospitality.

The comprehensive program is aimed at experienced yacht chefs and crew who seek to enhance their culinary skills and food preparation skills to haute cuisine level. This unique opportunity to learn in association with one of the great chefs of the world has been running for several years now, each year proving a phenomenal success.

The training in culinary and pastry arts will consist of:

26th-28th October, ‘Savoury Snacking’. An intensive 3-day module upgrading the knowledge and techniques of yacht chefs, allowing them to stay ahead of contemporary snack trends. Using seasonal, natural and authentic ingredients, students will learn to prepare, cook and plate gourmet and innovative snacks with the legendary creative touch of Alain Ducasse.

Course cost: €1,630 excluding VAT.

29-30th October: ‘Sweet Snacking’ is a comprehensive 2-day course in the prestigious dessert, pastries and sweet snacks that Alain Ducasse is so famous for. Including sweet preparation, petit fours and finger food, these beautiful and delicious desserts will add an exceptional flair to a yacht chef’s repertoire.

The “Secrets of Culinary Excellence on an International Yacht” series allows yacht chefs to be trained by Ducasse Education in a format and style specifically tailored to the yachting industry. Places are extremely limited and enrolments close soon. For more information, please contact +33 (0)1 34 34 19 10 or adf(at)ducasse(dot)com

About YPI Crew

YPI Crew is a worldwide crew recruitment service for the yachting industry. It focuses on providing a personalized service to ensure that all client requirements are perfectly matched. The agency recruits and places all levels of crew from deckhands to captains.

The YPI Crew team is very experienced, with an extensive knowledge of the industry. The team provides an ultra-professional service and head-hunts potential candidates both from within the yachting industry and outside it to ensure customer satisfaction.

Visit YPI Crew website for further information at http://www.ypicrew.com.

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