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What's the most difficult client you had? Oddest request?
1. What's the most difficult client you had? Oddest request?

"The worst difficulties a yacht chef can face come from lack of sleep. I have had guests that pound music until 5 am and party and want snacks and what not all night but breakfast is still expected at 8am. It can be a 24-hour-a-day job. The last owner I worked for was like that. Oddest request? Hmmm...there's been a lot. I recently had a Mexican guest request cactus salad. I wasn't sure what that was or where to get cactus."

What's the most ridiculous use of money you've witnessed?
2. What's the most ridiculous use of money you've witnessed?

"This wasn't on a boat I worked on, but a friend of mine worked a charter for a Saudi billionaire and he tipped each member of the 15-man crew a brand new Mercedes-Benz S-Class."

What's the most working-class item you've had an absurdly rich person ask you to prepare?
3. What's the most working-class item you've had an absurdly rich person ask you to prepare?

"Fish and Chips as well as cheeseburgers get requested pretty often. I worked for a billionaire once who literally dipped everything in tartar sauce."

When did you know that you were talented at cooking and what was the drive to refine your skills and follow this career path?
4. When did you know that you were talented at cooking and what was the drive to refine your skills and follow this career path?

"I didn't commit to being a chef until my late 20's. I actually went to college for engineering! I cooked all the way up until I finished school and always knew I was good at it. I didn't commit until a really good job fell on my lap when I was helping with an engineering project in the engine room on a yacht."

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