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As we eagerly look forward to the 9th edition of the Mediterranean Yacht Show, it's time to illuminate one of its most anticipated events: the Chefs’ Competition. The competition offers yacht chefs an exceptional platform to demonstrate their culinary competence and unleash their creativity, presenting Greek gastronomy at its finest. Each year, our talented superyacht chefs face a unique challenge, crafting dishes that embody a specific theme.

COMPETITION ARCHIVE: 2023 2022 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014


“Cooking the Orange.”

This year, we pay tribute to the wider area that has been hosting the show for years now, Argolida, and its rich lands with the theme: “Cooking the Orange.”

In the embrace of the Argolis Region, renowned for its picturesque capital Nafplion and cherished treasure, the orange, this year’s competition elevates this iconic fruit to the forefront. From its radiant flavour to its aromatic zest, the orange epitomises the Mediterranean spirit. Chefs are challenged to craft their finest main course dishes, celebrating the orange's versatility and allure. Whether accentuating its tangy sweetness, refreshing acidity, or aromatic essence, the orange serves as a muse for culinary innovation.

As chefs embark on this golden opportunity to showcase their talents, they will undoubtedly captivate judges and fellow chefs alike, leaving an indelible mark on this esteemed competition.  


The Tablescaping Competition

Along with the Chef’s Competition, our chief steward/esses engage in the Tablescaping Competition, where they vie to create stunning table settings that complement the culinary creations. This celebration of style has become a beloved tradition of the MEDYS.


Distinguished Judges   

We are privileged to welcome, for yet another year, two esteemed judges, each adorned with Michelin stars, to preside over this year's competition.

First, we have Chef Antonio Mellino of "Quattro Passi" restaurant in Nerano, Italy, a beacon of elegance on the Amalfi Coast, awarded three Michelin Stars. With three decades of culinary mastery, Chef Mellino delights guests with his exceptional dishes and warm hospitality, embodying the essence of Mediterranean dining.

Joining him is Chef George Papazacharias of Delta Restaurant in Athens, the only restaurant in Greece awarded two Michelin stars. Chef Papazacharias is renowned for his innovative approach to cooking and commitment to zero-waste practices. His accolades include the prestigious Michelin Green Star, a testament to his culinary excellence and dedication to sustainability.

Let the 9th Mediterranean Yacht Show and its Chefs’ Competition be a celebration of creativity and the timeless allure of the Mediterranean flavours and aromas.


Please note    

All central Agents should download the documents below and forward the to the Chef that wishes to register.All entries should be sent via email by 18:00 on Friday, April 19th 2024 to the Chefs’Competition Coordinator, Ms. Katerina Fotopoulou at: with the completed Registration Form found below. Late entries will not be accepted. 

Chefs' Competition Theme English

Chefs' Competition Terms English

Chefs' Competition Theme Greek

Chefs' Competition Terms Greek

Chefs' Competition Registration Form

Competition Awards

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