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Hello again, I had forgotten about Sailnet! I first joined sailnet back in 2009 when I had just purchased a 1981 Watkins 27 for $1000 in Delaware, planned to fix her up, and sail off into the horizon. Thanks to the community here on sailnet, both the supporters and the naysayers, it happened. I ended up sailing her over 6000 miles on two trips from Delaware to and through the Bahamas. There were many stories made and adventures had along the way. On the second return trip I ended up selling her to a Bahamian couple with the same dreams. I hope they realized their dream and she didn’t succumb to hurricane Dorian as I fear. Either way, after the sale of the Watkins I returned to the states to continue my career as a sushi chef. Eventually in 2015-17 I ended up back in the Caribbean on St. Maarten running a sushi bar in Maho. Being back in the islands, around so many sailboats, yachts, and sailors the urge came back. The seas were calling. Once again I returned to the states, this time acquiring my Masters 50 near coastal and STCW. The fall of 2018-19 I put my skills together landing a job as Firstmate/Chef aboard Elise a charter Leopard 47 sailing the windwards between Martinique and Grenada. After an 8 month season down there I have since relocated to Naples, FL where I’m running a 48’ Day Charter Custom Catamaran and doing sailboat deliveries for a company based in Miami. Last month I purchased a 1989 Seaward 23, currently refitting to cruise the gulf coast and keys for fun! It’s great to be back and able to contribute to the Sailnet community. If anyone is further interested in my sailing adventures and refit I have an Instagram chef2sail that I update daily! Thanks again and great to be back! Fair Winds!

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Hello again, I had forgotten about Sailnet! I first joined sailnet back in 2009 when I had just purchased a 1981 Watkins 27 for $1000 in Delaware, planned to fix her up, and sail off into the horizon. Thanks to the community here on sailnet, both the supporters and the naysayers, it happened. I ended up sailing her over 6000 miles on two trips from Delaware to and through the Bahamas. There were many stories made and adventures had along the way. On the second return trip I ended up selling her to a Bahamian couple with the same dreams. I hope they realized their dream and she didn稚 succumb to hurricane Dorian as I fear. Either way, after the sale of the Watkins I returned to the states to continue my career as a sushi chef. Eventually in 2015-17 I ended up back in the Caribbean on St. Maarten running a sushi bar in Maho. Being back in the islands, around so many sailboats, yachts, and sailors the urge came back. The seas were calling. Once again I returned to the states, this time acquiring my Masters 50 near coastal and STCW. The fall of 2018-19 I put my skills together landing a job as Firstmate/Chef aboard Elise a charter Leopard 47 sailing the windwards between Martinique and Grenada. After an 8 month season down there I have since relocated to Naples, FL where I知 running a 48 Day Charter Custom Catamaran and doing sailboat deliveries for a company based in Miami. Last month I purchased a 1989 Seaward 23, currently refitting to cruise the gulf coast and keys for fun! It痴 great to be back and able to contribute to the Sailnet community. If anyone is further interested in my sailing adventures and refit I have an Instagram chef2sail that I update daily! Thanks again and great to be back! Fair Winds!

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I never realized there was another one out there! I guess we all have to get out of the kitchen at some point! The long hours, late nights and guest demands get old after a while.
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Interesting story you have.

I was a chef for the first 20 years of my career, working my way up to the Exec Chef of one of the Atlantic City Casinos and personal chef of one of the Presidents.

I often though about doing a path similar to yours, but those opportunities were not available like they are today, plus I got married and had a child which would have precluded me from traveling with that freedom.

Eventually I moved to the largest world wide food service company into the FOH and am in the process of finishing my career there in charge of 26 units.

Good to see another culinarian who successfully survived. There are a number of chefs here on Sailnet.


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Dang, thought SmackDaddy was back. Oh well welcome back OP.
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One great story. I love it when the dreams of others turn into reality and a career.
Perhaps you'll venture down to the Grenadines again one day and teach us how to make sushi? We'll catch the fresh fish!
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Great story, thanks for coming back to update...

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