Chefs' Competition 2016

3rd Mediterranean Yacht Show:
Chefs' Competition for the Next Famous Hellenic Dish!


The 3rd Mediterranean Yacht Show was a winner, setting a new record in terms of participation and yacht attendance giving the yachting milieu four days of sheer excitement, networking opportunities and above all viewings of an outstanding fleet.

The Chefs’ Competition is an integral part of any Yacht Show and the Mediterranean Yacht Show 2016 (MEDYS) was not an exemption. The 3rd Mediterranean Yacht Show Chef’s Competition was marked by great success and even greater participation on an effort to generally showcase the importance and unique features, tastes and aromas the Greek gastronomy entails, with a series of tastings happening on the side, during all days of the event. The Chefs’ competition is beyond the shadow of a doubt, the most important means to highlight this notable effort. During the 8th and 9th of May, Chefs put on their hats and aprons and set out to create the Next Famous Hellenic Dish”.

Both days rivalry was heating up, given that the dishes were all masterpieces in both presentation and taste. This year’s theme was nothing but usual, seeking to identify the “Next Famous Hellenic Dish” providing the inspiration behind gastronomic gems in stunning display. Additionally, MEDYS 2016 entailed a new Category, that of the Best Tablescaping, giving the Crews the chance to participate in the Competition as well.

Category A

Category A includes yachts with a daily charter rate in high season up to 7.999 euro. The criteria were focused on taste, presentation, originality and the healthy dietary habits the Greek diet is famous for, yet Chefs were not limited at all when blending together culinary techniques with gastronomic tradition, resulting in exceptional and innovating dishes.

The first day of the Chef's Competition for Category A, found judges Michael Nourloglou, an acclaimed Greek Chef along with brokers Christina Gedamke and Nicolas Benazeth performing the hard task of tasting in order to identify a dish sufficient enough to become the next best thing when it comes to Greek gastronomy. Though judges spoke the truth when they said it was not an easy decision, the winners for Category A are as follows:

1st Place: double tie

Chef George Georgief - M/Y AURORA

Chef Antonis Zafiriou  - M/Y PROJECT STEEL

1 st place winners category a

2nd Place:

Chef Alexandros Georgiou –  M/Y OBSESION

2nd place category a

3rd Place:

Chef Marios Glykas - M/Y KENTAVROS  II

3rd place category a


Category A Best Tablescaping


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Category A judges, Michael Nourloglou along with brokers Christina Gedamke and Nicolas Benazeth


Category A Platinum

The second day of the Chefs' Competition was dedicated to the Category A Platinum, addressing to yachts with a daily charter rate in high season of 8.000 euro and above. The Judging Committee comprised of Michael Nourloglou, Sophia Tutino and Tove Johnson. Chefs did their best to tap their full potential yielding dishes of exquisite techniques, mouthwatering flavours and presentation coupled with a dazzling art de la table. Judges were once again puzzled with this tough call but reached their conclusions, deciding that the winners of the Category A Platinum are:

1st Place:

Chef Sotiris Louis – M/Y ANCALLIA

Chef Sotiris Louis

2nd Place: triple tie

Chef Kostas Kampas – M/Y JAAN

Chef Dionysis Kosmetatos - M/Y MY ELISA

Chef Giannis Papageorgiou -  M/Y DUKE

 2 nd place category a platinum

3rd Place: double tie

Chef Giannis Peroulis – M/Y IDEFIX

Chef Nicolas Politakos – M/Y DRAGON

3 rd place a platinum

Category A Platinum Best Tablescaping


Yacht Helios Chef Konstadinos Balatsoukas

Category A Platinum judges, Michael Nourloglou along with brokers Sophia Tutino and Tove Johnson, Chefs' Competition
Coordinator Amelie Panagakos and Michael Skoulikidis President of GYA.


The Chefs' Competition and Best Tablescaping Award Ceremony was held on May 10th, at the MEDYS Farewell Reception with Nafplion Lighthouse Pier as the ideal backdrop for applauding the Chefs and the Crews for their achievement, their effort, their persistency and their extraordinary talent.

Chefs' Competition 2016 Sponsor: Domaine Skouras

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