We recently hosted a Chef competition alongside the Monaco-based luxury gourmet selectors, Maison Del Gusto. With great pleasure, we announced our chef competition winner on Thanksgiving, of whom was Michelin Chef Danny Davies:
Who is Danny Davies?
Danny Davies, aka Future Chef Project, is a luxury superyacht and private estate chef with over 25 years of experience. He served in the Royal Logistics Corps as a chef class for a decade. In addition to this, he was the Royal Chef of Prince Harry and Prince William. After leaving the armed forces, Danny trained with Michelin-starred chefs and earned his Rosette, before deciding to pursue a career in teaching at London’s Career College of Food, Enterprise & Hospitality. Having won many awards including the Best Yacht Chef at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2019, it was only a matter of time before Chef Danny Davies released his own cookbook.
What Superyacht are you currently working on?
Currently, I am rotating as the head chef on the Lürssen’s M/Y Ahpo 380ft, as well as serving a family travelling between South Florida and New York.
How did you get into yachting?
It all started through a friend on Facebook. He was from the British navy and gave me some great advice. This made me take the next step, and I began re-writing my CV. There’s really no better job than being able to cook luxury food, in some of the most beautiful places in the world.
Can you tell us more about your recent cookbook?
My latest book – Vegan+ Plant-based eating for normal people.
I wrote this book to introduce everyone to the foods I have been cooking recently, which are mostly plant-based. Plant-based eating for normal people contains all the best recipes, along with plating notes, photos, and tips and tricks for creating the most beautiful plates. I intend to release more of these short books and do some collaborative cooking sessions in the near future.