Judging the 22nd Antigua Charter Yacht Show’s Concours de Chef and Tablescaping Competition

Liam Steevenson MW, CEO/Founder

Having a long-standing personal and professional connection with Antigua, meant that I was delighted when Chef Elizabeth Lee asked me to join the esteemed panel of judges at the Antigua Yacht Show Chef Competition. The initial briefing at The Copper & Lumber Store Hotel On Nelson’s Dockyard, gave me the opportunity to supply each participant with a bottle of Libertine Brut Rosé – a premium English sparkling wine that is produced by us! A project we have spent the last three years working on; this was to be the focus point of each tablespace.

Liam Steevenson judge of the Antigua Yacht Show Chef Competition
Liam Steevenson MW, judge of the Antigua Yacht Show Chef Competition.

As we boarded each superyacht, I was met with incredible visual representations of Libertine Brut Rosé on each table we judged. M/Y Lady E draped their table in pink silks and dressed it with blush roses. The chefs inspiration was drawn from the 50g tin of Royal Ossetra Petrossian Caviar supplied by Tommy of Shoreside Support, it was showcased in at least one of each three courses.

As judges, we met after service to recap on each yachts offering and then on the last day we made our final decisions.

The winners of the chef competition were:


1st Ryan Squires – M/Y Coral Ocean
2nd Richard Broom – M/Y Illusion
3rd Steve Scoullar – M/Y Adventure

126ft to 159ft

1st Russell Alley – M/Y Audaces
2nd April Oden – M/Y Cupcake
3rd Eric Davis – M/Y Mirabella

125ft and under

1st Suzanne Trice – S/Y Radience
2nd Paolo Costantini – S/Y The Sun
3rd Michelle Brink – Kings Ransom

The Tablescaping Competition winners were:


Rachel Elliot – M/Y Lady E

126ft – 159ft

Simona Dobreva – M/Y Mirabella

125ft and under

Monique- Leigh de Silva – S/Y Oceanus

Photographer Rhoderick Grimes-Graeme caught all of the action on camera.

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