Captain: Mike Minnuies
Mike has been a licensed captain for over 20+ years, leading large crews and operating privately owned yachts, charter yachts and USCG Certified Passenger Vessels. Mike has been the Captain of Vivere from Florida to New England since 2010! As Captain, he has managed the maintenance and operation of this luxury yacht, assuring that she is ready to operate in tip-top shape for charter. Mike is enthusiastic about cater aboard Vivere and is experienced with all types of guests: couples, VIPs, celebrities or families from around the world planning a once-in-a-lifetime experience. He was previously captain aboard Avanatic, which had many successful charters throughout his term. Mike is excited to offer Vivere for charter in the BVI to allow his guests to enjoy the beauty of the BVI aboard the equally beautiful Vivere!
Chef: Tory Martindale
Currently Chef Tory has been working as a Private Chef and F&B director for a financial corporation. Here he oversaw catering for the office, jet, helicopter and yacht as well as controlling the wine cellar program and cigar library. Tory has an exceptional culinary and customer service pedigree, having served as spent 24 years at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Chef Tory had spent time working in Four Seasons kitchens in Dublin, Nevis, Santa Barbara, Vancouver, Four Seasons Resort Whistler for the 2010 Olympics The Four Seasons Palm Beach where he was instrumental in developing the concepts for the 2018
renovation and repositioning of the resorts food and beverage in the local market. Chef Tory’s food philosophy is based on two key elements – top-notch technique and thoughtful, interesting flavor combinations. He sees food as an art form that relies on all the senses for full appreciation; he continually strives to create memorable dining experiences for his guests. “I LOVE TO CREATE DISHES BY MIXING DIFFERENT CULTURAL PINPOINTS OF FLAVOR AND STYLE. A CHEF’S MIND IS A GIANT LIBRARY OF FLAVORS, COMBINATIONS, TECHNIQUES AND PLATING CONCEPTS. WHENEVER I BUILD A DISH, IT’S LIKE FLIPPING THROUGH A MASSIVE DIRECTORY AND FINDING THE NUANCES THAT MAY CONNECT ONE ITEM TO ANOTHER AND THEN SYNERGIZING IT ALL INTO WHAT YOU ARE CREATING AT THE MOMENT.”