PYA partnership with Worldchefs (WACS)
Exciting news for Superyacht Chefs! The PYA has signed an agreement with Worldchefs to
recognise each other as Associate Members of their organisations.
PYA and WACS have agreed a recognition reward programme (which includes a programme of training and examinations) that will make it possible for Cooks and Chefs working in the yachting sector to gain the Worldchefs/PYA Professional Culinary Certification Awards qualifications.At each level the training will include the relevant Worldchefs criteria plus yachting-related criteria. The relevant Worldchefs standards conform to the certification currently offered to land based Chefs and Cooks in the wider hospitality industry and educational institutes across the world.
To briefly summarise however the candidate will be asked to meet the Entry Requirements at each level and provide evidence of Technical Expertise, Professional Development and Professional Reputation. Training will be available if needed, and an assessment procedure will be required as part of the application process.
Superyacht chefs can now build both their CV and their professional profile with a Worldchefs recognised certification – it is an easy process to apply; based on menu planning, guest’s profiles (cultural and dietary needs), recipes, recruitment, management, budgets… etc (as an example). The evidence required will be in the form of photos, references, recognised Food Safety qualifications, testimonials and yacht service.
Details and criteria of entry and evidence required for each level are available from the PYA together with the application form and fees.