Chef Al is an unbelievable talent. He somehow finds a way to make incredibly tasty food with healthy ingredients in perfect sized proportions! We have sampled a number of chefs and Al is at the top of the list. We had meals made by Al over two days when we were visiting friends. Our only regret is that we couldn’t take him back with us!
Chef Alan is the professional chef every Yacht Captain and owner need on there team. He loves what he dose and it can be seen with the delivery of his Culinary talents. From management of his galley, provisioning, needs of the owners, guests, captain and crew, chef Alan will not miss a detail. It was a great opportunity to sail 8 days with chef Alan from Ft. Lauderdale to Newport aboard the 86′ North Star. Alan has a upbeat personality and positive attitude at all times. He is a team leader and willing to help in all areas aboard the yacht, on deck handling fenders, lines, washing, fueling and engine department duties. I highly recommend Chef Alan to any Captain and Yacht Owner who need a team leader. He is top on my list.
First of all I must say he is a very good friend; always been a very helpful and professional person. I met Alan in Cancun, Mexico when he took his sailboat, Sea Ruster, to Marina Hacienda del Mar a few years ago, and since then we are very good friends. Last year, I had the opportunity to stay at his home in Fort Laudardale and to know more about his achievements as a Chef and a little more about him as a person. I hope we can continue sharing more often. He is a great friend and a great chef!
Dock Master Marina Hacienda Del Mar Cancun, Mexico
Chef Al worked in my restaurant in Shelter Bay Marina here in Panama. He had his sailboat Sea Rooster here; that is how we meet some great dinners on the Rooster. Chef Al helped me out in the restaurant as I have just taken over – he helped me write new menus and cooked specials for the guest in the Marina. They where quite impressed to have a celebrity chef from LA cooking for them. We had some great dinners and wine pairing all with his special flair that only Chef Al can pull off. I since then have been invited on a few yachts Alan was chef on. My wife and I have never been treated so well. What Al does with fish is like heaven. I look forward to his visits to Panama. If he’s not cooking he takes us to one of the top spots in Panam,a as he is everyone’s friend here. Chef Al, you’re a great friend great Chef. Truly there is only one he loves his craft. All the best keep in touch.
Owner of Grill Shelter Bay Marina Panama Canal
I met Chef Al a few years back in Panama when he had his boat Sea Rooster in Panama. He took me and some clients out sailing and diving for the day and all I can say is what a host – after diving for food and drinks, what a great day. We have stayed in touch and I had the pleasure of being invited to a dinner party on a yacht that he was chef on here in Panama and again, all I can say is world class service with a smile. I had Al do a dinner party for me at my house for some clients and close friends, again all I can say is the best tuna I have ever had – first class all the way. Chef, all the best in your travels and hurry up and open your place up in Spain some I can come to dinner and visit.
Managing Director Group Capital Panama Panama
I spent a total of a few weeks sailing with Al and crew, and can attest to Al’s expertise in the kitchen. The kitchen of a sailboat nonetheless which was at a constant angle under sail and at the mercy of the waves. Meeting Al under a different capacity, I can only imagine, if Al puts into his professional cooking what he does into living life to the fullest, you have yourself one hell of a Chef.
I meet Chef Al while Charting the motor yacht La Buscador in the BVI we where on a 10 day Charter and we did not no what to except these was our first yacht Charter.
We are foodies and in the food business and I tell you we had some great meals from the breakfast to dinners and wine paring on spot with flair and great presentation. From the Mexican Buffet to Spanish Paella and some French Classics and the fish dishes off the chart and on the last day Eggs Benny with Al’s island Blood Marys to die for.
My hats off to Al grate job thanks for making our trip one that will last a life time. I wont forget your story’s and and the laughs we had. If you ever hire Chef Al on Charter make sure he makes you his signature Pineapple Vodka infusion tops on my list.
All the best in your travels you are the best.
My hats off. Thanks Again
Martin Brothers Food Service Cedar Falls IA.
I had the pleasure of working a season with Chef Al in the BVI.
I run the motor yacht La Buscadora out of Road Town BVI we had a great time. Alan kept a great budget clean galley and kept the guest happy.
We did a few back to back charters and he hung in there the Marine he is and kept a smile on his face. The guest loved his food. I am sure there talking about there trips and laughs with Alan and the rest of the crew today.
Alan is a world class Chef from soups to his fish and salads all first class.
If you ever need a Yacht Chef look no further Al is a great asset to any team Yacht or land base. Hard worker organized and the galley was spotless all the time. I cant say enough about Al good guy good friend.
I wish you all the best and let me no when you get the place in Spain.
La Buscadora Road Town BVI.
I had the pleasure with working with Al not he M/V Geysir under the worst sailing conditions known to man. And yet everyday he made the greatest meals Ive ever had on merchant vessel. He was always in a great mood, respectful, and was a great shipmate and a fantastic addition to the crew and an even better friend. I highly recommend his services….there is no other competition.