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©Photo Philippe CARLHANT

After having lived more than ten years in North America,  keeping being professionally involved and progressing in both the food and hospitality industries, extremely motivated, I am now focusing on my career evolution in the yachting industry. Positive, outgoing personality, adept at multitasking in diverse environment as well as detail oriented, I am looking for a full time and long term position with the right crew, boat and project. In the meantime I am possibly available as crew member for regattas as well as very interested for deliveries in the Mediterranean area and beyond.

I have started navigating during my childhood in Africa then throughout my teenage in Corsica and so dinghy sailing.

Periodically stewardess-deckhand as well as chef from 20 to 33 years old , participating as crew to my first Atlantic crossing in 1989, I have acquired experience on several yacht types up to 164 feet, monohull and catamaran.  I have also managed my own business, Gourmandise, for 5 years.

Sailing most of my life I have started participating to regattas at the sail trimming or piano positions on a regular basis from 1997 to 2004 in California and again since 2009.


  • MCA Basic Training (STCW 95)
  • French Merchant Marine Seaman Book
  • Open Water PADI Diver


2010 – 2011 (to present):

  • Sole stewardess-chef and deckhand on private vessel for up to 6 guests and 2 crew, S/Y DAPSANG (Sloop 77f, CNB, Plan Briand), captain Christophe GUEGAN. Mediterranean, Caribbean and 2 crossings


  • Chef and deckhand on private vessel for 6 up to 30 guests (“Palma Superyacht Cup”, “Voiles de St Tropez”) and 4 to 8 crew, S/Y BLUE DIAMOND (sloop 101f, plan Vaton, H2O), Mediterranean


  • Delivery crew-cook  for 4 crew Athens/Palma de Mallorca and day work (cook and boat wintering preparation), S/Y  YAM (95f, WALLY 95, plan Frers, CNB), skipper Manuele AVENIA
  • Chef-sole stewardess and deckhand on charter/private vessel for 8 guests and 3 crew, M/Y TILUSA (83f, Ferretti/THIERRY VOISIN), Mediterranean
  • Chef and deckhand on charter/private vessel for 8 guests and 5 crew, M/Y TEMPEST WS (105f, plan Mauric, Chantier de l’Esterel/Cannes/THIERRY VOISIN), captain Jean BACAVE, Mediterranean

From 1996 to 1997:

  • Sole stewardess-chef and deckhand on charter/private vessel for 8 guests and 4 crew, S/Y SOVEREIGN TOO (sloop  83f, plan Fauroux, Chantier Tréhard / Antibes), skipper Loezic FLATRES, Carribean/Mediterranean (now DJANGO TOO)
  • Sole stewardess/chef and deckhand on charter vessel  for 8 guests and 3 crew, S/Y LILLA (76f, CNB 76, plan Briand / MEREX), skipper Denis BOSSARD, Carribean

From 1992 to 1993:

  • Sole stewardess-deckhand on charter vessel for 8 guests and 4 crew, S/Y HIGHEST HONOUR 2 (catamaran 86f, plan Lauriot-Prévost / STARDUST MARINE), USA/Carribean
  • Deckand- sole stewardess on charter vessel for 12 guests and 6 crew, S/Y SERENADE (ketch 164f, Perini Navi / PEARL YACHT LINE), Carribean/USA

From 1989 to 1991:

  • Free lance sole deckhand-stewardess/cook as well as delivery crew particularly for JET SEA on charter vessels for 6 to 8 guests and 2 crew (monohulls and catamarans), Carribean


  • Free lance sole deckhand-stewardess/cook based in Marmaris  on private/charter vessels for 6 to 8 guests and 2 crew (monohull and catamaran), Turkey and Greece



  • Crew/No2 regatta “Trophée André MAURIC” on GLEN MAEL (Eintonner 38f plan Stephens/Sangermani 1972), skipper Jean-Paul VERNET
  • Delivery crew Saint Tropez/Marseille on BLUE of METHYLENE II, skipper Régis THÉOLIER
  • Crew/sail trimming-No2 regatta “Voiles d’Antibes” on BLUE of METHYLENE II, skipper Régis THÉOLIER
  • Delivery crew Ajaccio/Antibes on BLUE of METHYLENE II, (Eintonner Tina, plan Carter), skipper Régis THÉOLIER
  • Crew/sail trimming-main sail-No 1 “Régates Impériales d’Ajaccio” on  CERVANTES (43f Bermudian sloop, plan Holman), skipper Angel CAMPILLO GUAJARO
  • Crew/sail trimming-N0 2 coastal race “Challenge Maurice POMME” Port-de Bouc/Porquerolles/Port-de Bouc on First 31.7 EUREKA
  • Crew/running backstay regatta “Ladies’ Cup” Monaco/Cannes/Saint -Tropez on MOONBEAM IV (Classic Gaff cutter, plan Fife), skipper Mikael CREAC’H
  • Crew/sail trimming regatta “SNIM” Marseille on First Class 8
  • 2000 to 2004: Crew/piano on J-30 PREPARATION J and Moore 24 NUMA BOA, skipper Gilles Combrisson, San Francisco (USA)
  • 1989: Crew Atlantic crossing Les Sables d’Olonne/Belle-Ile/Madère/Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe) on EMBRUN IDEA (49f, Centurion 49 / Wauquiez)
  • 1984: Delivery crew Marmaris/Juan-les-Pins on S/Y NESEA IV (ketch 79f, plan Auzepy-Brenneur), skipper Yves JONVILLE


  • From 2003 to 2006: Gourmandise in Vancouver (Canada)
  • From 2001 to 2003: Starting Gourmandise; Chef for Private events and Food coaching, San Francisco (USA)
  • From 2000 to 2001: Private parties manager at FOREIGN CINEMA, restaurant/cinéma concept, San Francisco (USA)
  • From 1999 to 2000: Manager LA BOULANGERIE at Pine (Bay Bread), San Francisco (USA)
  • From 1997 to 1998: Manager HAMM’S BUILDING Café, San Francisco (USA)
  • From 1994 to 1996: Manager “L’Étage” at L’ILLUSTRATION Café, Lilles

From 1993 to 1994, New York (USA)

  • From 1985 to 1986: Advertising Production Assistant PERFORMANCE et COMMUNICATION, Boulogne Billancourt

From 1984 to 1985, New York (USA)


  • 2008-2009: Art History (Minor in History and Anthropology), Université de Provence
  • 2007-2008: DAEU A/ Litterature based Baccalauréat (Mention), Université de Provence
  • 1982-1983: Terminale A2 (Litterature and Foreign Languages based section)


  • French; mother tongue
  • English; fluent, written and spoken
  • Italian/Spanish; for now basic understanding, written and spoken


Plastic Arts, Voices in Music starting with Jazz, Litterature, Interior Decoration, Table Arts, Food and Wine… Sailing always

Personal informations as well as references upon request