Raised in East London on the Wild Coast of South Africa, Byron has had a passion for the sea from a young age. He started sailing at the age of 9 and has been involved in many sailing, as well as other water sporting, events. This has led to him developing a great deal of knowledge and experience in a vast array of water sports and he has completed his RYA Yacht Master Ocean qualification.
Byron has spent the last 5 years sailing around the Caribbean, Mexico and parts of the USA and has many a story to share. Combining his passion for cooking and his love of the sea, he would love to welcome you on board, where you can enjoy his sharp, whitty personality and adventurous spirit.
Joining Byron is his fiancé and Chef/First Mate, Michelle Puzilewicz, who has a wealth of knowledge in the hospitality industry from her time working on cruise ships. Michelle is certified in Food Safety and has completed a few culinary courses. She enjoys using her previous travels to come up with a variety of scrumptious cuisines from around the world that are sure to excite the taste buds.
Byron and Michelle have been working together over the past 5 years and love to be on the water. They work well together both on deck and below, in the galley. Both are qualified Divemasters and have a passion for wildlife, especially that in the ocean, and have spent many hours in and underwater.
Together this fun loving South African couple invites you to share in their infectious humour and desire to explore.
Michelle and Byron work together to provide guests with a wonderful culinary experience. All meals are prepared with the freshest local ingredients. The menu is adaptable to any dietary requirements given enough notice.
Fluffy Golden Pancakes stacked with fresh fruit and decadently drizzled with maple Syrup. Finished with crispy bacon and blueberries.
Classic Egg Benedict:
Crispy toasted English muffins topped with honey roasted ham and a perfectly poached egg placed on top. Served with a generous serving of hollandaise sauce.
Mouth Watering Smoked Salmon:
Delectable slices of smoked salmon placed over a lightly toasted bagel, smeared with cream cheese and topped with thinly sliced red onion and capers, accompanied by creamy avocado slices and fresh berries.
A tasty selection of croissants and muffins served with a selection of deli meats, cheeses and preserves accompanied by a fresh fruit platter, boat-made granola and Greek yoghurt.
“Big Nauti” Fry up:
Eggs any style, sausages, hash browns and fried tomatoes served with toast, preserves and a fruit plate. Accompanied by a tasty Bloody Mary
Crispy Crab Cakes with a Kick:
Lump crab cakes nestled on a bed of crunchy greens served with a Chipotle lemon aioli. Accompanied by freshly baked garlic bread.
Lamb and Feta burgers cooked to perfection served on a crisp bun with lashings of Tzatziki sauce and served with a side Greek salad.
Caribbean Chicken Salad:
Juicy BBQ chicken salad stacked over creamy avocado and topped with crunchy bacon bits. Served with an olive Ciabatta.
Tropical Fish Taco:
Grilled Mahi Mahi bites in soft taco shells topped with a mango salsa and served with crunchy coleslaw. Hot or Not.
Succulent Steak Strips:
Perfectly seasoned strips of flank steak seared and served on a bed of leafy greens with Grape Tomatoes and Baby Beets, finished with shavings of Parmesan Cheese and an Avocado Garlic Dressing. Accompanied with a freshly baked Jalapeno and cheese loaf.
A South African favourite, tender Baby Shrimp bathed in a creamy sauce nestled on a bed of Avocado. Topped with swirls of Lemon. Hot or Not.
An American Favourite:
Artichoke hearts and Crab tossed in a creamy cheese base, topped with Parmesan Cheese and Baked to Perfection. Served with Crispy tortilla Chips.
Gourmet Cheese and Meat Platter:
A Hearty variety of Deli Meats and Delicious Cheeses served with fruit preserves and crisp crackers.
An assortment of Greek inspired dips served with toasted pita bread.
A selection of skewered delights, including rum soaked prawn skewers and bacon wrapped cherry skewers.
Upscaled Fish and Chips:
Grilled fillet of fresh fish served with a mélange of vegetables and potato wedges, finished off with a lemon, garlic butter sauce. Served with a table salad.
Succulent cuts of beef sautéed to your liking, Flambéed with Brandy and finished with a Mushroom Shallot Sauce before serving. Accompanied by garlic crushed potatoes and broccoli tender stems.
Baked Chicken Florentine:
Chicken breast stuffed with creamed spinach and sweet peppers set on a bed of grilled asparagus and finished with creamy sweet potato mash and roasted cherry tomatoes.
Island Style Snapper:
Luscious Grilled snapper accompanied by coconut infused jasmine rice and a side of crunchy greens finished with an Island curry sauce.
Mexican Pork Skewers:
Pork tenderloin marinated in a spicy Al Pastor sauce. Skewered with pineapple pieces and grilled to perfection. Served with warm tortillas and traditional Mexican sides.
Individual Peppermint Caramel Cups:
A South African Favourite of Delectable Caramel Cream sitting on top of a Crunchy Coconut Crumble, layered with Peppermint Chocolate shavings.
BBQ Fruit Assortment:
Honey glazed fruit skewers grilled and served with a selection of dipping sauces.
Key Lime Cheesecake:
Decadent and Creamy Cheesecake on a delicious biscuit base, topped with candied lemons and limes. Served with Whipped Cream or Ice Cream.
Amarula Crème Brulée:
Amarula and vanilla bean infused cream set to perfection with a crunchy caramel topping.
Baked Blooming apples, set on a bed of oat crumble, with cinnamon and caramel, served with fluffy sweet whipped cream.