Read any of Hilton Head Yacht Charter’s five star reviews, you’ll notice a few common themes about our yacht Executive Chef. They often include positive comments about the incredible meals from our chef!

Indulge in the unrivaled culinary experiences offered aboard Top Shelf with Chef Joel, the superstar behind the apron, crafting all of the cuisine aboard your Hilton Head yacht charter!


Executive Chef Joel: The Best of the Best

Let us tell you about our incredible Chef Joel. First, you must know we are incredibly lucky to have someone of his caliber as Top Shelf’s full time Executive Chef.

He got his Bachelor’s degree in the Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University and hit the ground running. He helped create culinary programs at countless restaurants and has designed the menus for big names like Coqueta and Bellota in San Francisco.

After making his mark in coastal California, Chef Joel joined the team at Absinthe Brasserie & Bar as Executive Chef. He sourced fresh, seasonal ingredients and crafted amazing French-Mediterranean fusion recipes, in addition to designing custom dishes for local events.

Chef Joel’s talents have taken him on a wild ride, including stints as Executive Chef at some of the hottest restaurants on the west coast. And now? He’s taken his show on the water as a chef on a yacht with Top Shelf!

This luxurious motoryacht is lucky enough to have Chef Joel at the helm. With his expert touch in the galley, Top Shelf consistently earns rave reviews from satisfied guests. Don’t just take our word for it though, come aboard and taste for yourself!


Sunset Dinner Cruises with Chef Joel

At Top Shelf, we’re all about making your yachting experience extra special. We believe that your taste buds deserve VIP treatment, which is why we create personalized menus just for you. From your favorite flavors to any dietary needs, we’ve got you covered. 

Chef Joel’s Sunset Dinner Cruises are the absolute epitome of decadence. He truly goes above and beyond to make sure that every bite you take is nothing short of amazing. 

Our concierge and Chef Joel work hand in hand to make your evening a success. We source the freshest local and seasonal ingredients for every meal he prepares, and there is nothing he cannot make for you.

Take in the sunset from our top deck or the aft deck and let us cater to your every whim. Or, if you’re looking for a more formal setting, our stunning interior dining room seats up to 12 guests for multiple course meals.

No matter the occasion, we’re thrilled to have you join us! From a family vacation to a day of adventure, or a special anniversary celebration, Chef Joel will wow you with culinary treats throughout your cruise. Prepare to be delighted!

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