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Crew Solutions is a Crew Agency in Fort Lauderdale specializing in the placement of the yachting professional. From fulltime to freelance, from chef to engineer, we will determine your needs and with through interviewing, vetting and reference checks, we find qualified candidates to fill that position.

Qualified Staff

Our qualified staff possesses knowledge that is gained only through years and years of solid experience in the yachting and service industry. We understand what it takes to keep the Captain, the Owner, and the Crew happy, and we will exceed any and all of your expectations.

Quality Support

In our unique interviewing technique, the chefs, prepare their menu for a “cooking interview” typically consisting of three-course luncheon. Guests may be captains, brokers or various other industry experts. Stewards or stewardesses often serve the meal. This allows us to observe first hand the preparation, organization, attitude and cuisine of the candidate.

Through this process we can confidently vouch for the capabilities of the crew we place.

Continue Your Education

Improve your culinary skills working side by side with a world-class Chef!
You will prepare each item and take home copies of the recipes you have learned. Aprons are provided to each student. Dress for safety and comfort. Please wear slacks and enclosed flat shoes. You are encouraged to bring your own Chef’s Knife.

Basic Cooking I - Knife Skills

Basic Cooking I - Knife Skills

It is recommended that you bring your own Chef’s Knife. This will be your best friend. Learn to chop, dice, slice, julienne, and mince like a pro, safely and efficiently. These skills are foundational yet many beginners think they are too difficult or time consuming to master. They are not!

Fresh Fish & Seafood

Fresh Fish & Seafood

Learn from the professionals how to purchase, prepare and present fresh fish! This comprehensive course covers dishes such as Rainbow Trout A La Meuiere, Grilled Grouper with Herb Butter and Spicy Fried Catfish with Cajun Red Remoulade Sauce.

French Cooking

French Cooking

Impress your friends with your newfound finesse in preparing haute cuisine! They’ll feel they’ve traveled to France when you delight them with Medallions of Pork Normandy, Tapenade and Grilled Salmon with Ratatouille.

Basic Cooking II - Sauces and Stocks

Basic Cooking II - Sauces and Stocks

Making a good sauce is generally considered a foundation of serious cooking. This course teaches you the techniques necessary to bring adventurous new flavor combinations to all your creations. Learn basic stocks and explore ways to modernize more traditional grand sauces, marinades, dressings and emulsion sauces to be pared with meat, fish, poultry and vegetables.

Dessert, Sumptuous Dessert

Dessert, Sumptuous Dessert

Learn to create the perfect finale to meals! You will create show-stopping desserts such as Chocolate Mousse Timbale, Raspberry Napoleon, and Grand Marnier Mousse. Also you will learn the techniques behind incredibly plated desserts.

Basic Cooking III - Cooking Methods

Basic Cooking III - Cooking Methods

The recipes we prepare in this session will incorporate a variety of cooking methods such as sautéing, roasting, broiling and poaching and introduce you to many exotic, gourmet products. You will also learn to bone a chicken, filet a fish and evaluate assorted meats.