We Now Have Our Own Chef!
Her growing reputation as a sea-going chef, and incessant entreaties for her recipes from her charter guests, prompted Jan to collect recipes from other yacht chefs. Capt. Jan Robinson has collected more than 2500 recipes from 300 international yacht chefs. Capt. Jan become a cookbook author when her charter guests were constantly amazed that she could turn out gourmet meals from a galley the size of most people’s closets, and they were always asking for her recipes. She found that chefs on other yachts were always being asked for their galley secrets, too. So, Jan decided to collect the recipes, hints, and tips, and publish them. Her first cookbook, Ship To Shore I, is now in its 17th printing.
The overwhelming success of Ship to Shore I, led inevitably to Ship to Shore II, then Sip to Shore, a collection of cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, followed by Sea to Shore, a treasury of scrumptious fish and shellfish recipes, Sweet to Shore, "Life is uncertain, have dessert first"- decadent desserts, cakes and candies, Slim to Shore, recipes for a healthier lifestyle, Bahama Mama's Cooking, recipes from the Bahamas. Recently released are Store to Shore, featuring 400 recipes with complete menus and detailed shopping lists, Kids Caribbean Coloring Cookbook and Famous Virgin Islands Recipes.
When not sailing, Robinson divides her time between her homes in the Virgin Islands and North Carolina, where she is active in local culinary circles and does much of the research, recipe testing, and writing for her cookbooks. Jan is an active member of The American Institute of Wine and Food. She holds certificates from the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, The Ritz Cooking School, and the Culinary Institute of America. She makes personal appearances at major boat shows throughout the United States and has made numerous cooking and autograph tours promoting her cookbooks around the country, the Caribbean, and New Zealand.
Jan's adventurous life and culinary expertise have been featured in numerous national and international publications such as Coastal Living; she is a much sought - after speaker, host, judge and co-ordinator of culinary competitions. Robinson's television cooking credits include "The Morning Show" with Regis Philbin, and the NBC Special "The Cruise of the Vanity" which featured Jan and her yacht and recently on QVC. Robinson authors a monthly column for All At Sea, Crew Life, Yacht Essentials, Yachting Matters, and Style and Taste.
When you call (704 277 6521), or email (Jan@shiptoshoreinc.com) Jan, please let her know you read about her books on Ellen's website!