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The competition theme for 2024 is:

"A Taste of Greece" featuring PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) or ΠΟΠ.


This year, the EMMYS Yacht Show's competitions will shine a spotlight on the culinary delights of Greece. Greece boasts an extensive range of agricultural products, including renowned items such as olives and olive oil, cheeses, wines, mastic, and saffron. These products have garnered international acclaim as Protected Designation of Origin (PDO), earning prestigious distinctions for their exceptional quality and irresistible characteristics. Such recognition is not only a testament to the richness of Greek soil but also to the passion and traditional knowledge passed down through generations to the dedicated producers.


Fava Santorinis
Chios Mastic 
Kumquat Corfu 
Pistachios Aegina
Bottarga Messolonghi
Formaela Cheese Arachova 
Krokos Kozanis (saffron)
Dried Natural Kimis Figs
Metsovone Cheese
Feta Cheese 



  • Three-course dining experience, featuring an Appetizer, Main course, and Dessert. 

  • Chefs are required to incorporate at least one different (POP) ingredient in each course and is not to be repeated.

Competition Day:

  • You will receive notification just prior to the judge's arrival, along with an approximate time schedule during the chefs briefing (on the 24th of April,  
    between 19:00- 19:30 at Syngrou Building)

  • You are required to provide four printed menus on paper A5 (half A4): one for the photographer and three for the judges.

  • You will have 20 minutes to serve your three-course meal (appetizer, main course and dessert) to the panel of three judges.

  • For each course, please prepare four dishes, three for the judges plus one for photography purposes.

Judging Criteria for the Chef Competition: 


Chefs will be evaluated based on a points system, following the criteria outlined below:

- Appearance and presentation: visually appealing

- Taste: flavor, seasoning, and balanced flavors

- Creativity: innovative use of the competition theme 

- Overall appeal: originality and creativity

The Jury will vote on the basis of the aforementioned four criteria each course (Appetizer, Main-Course, Desert)
Each of the four criteria above are evaluated out of a total of 10 (1 to 10 points, from each judge).
If the judge wishes to distinguish a course and it has already obtained 40 points in total (10 points for each criterion); he has the option to add a star (in the note box of the voting form), which will be equivalent to 5 points.

405 points is the maximum score a chef can achieve.

Registration to participate:


  1. Register in the following location:  


Please note that we can only accommodate twelve (12) yachts in each yacht category. In the event that we receive more than twelve (12) entries, a draw will be conducted, and the final entries will be announced one week prior to the show.


Two Categories:

The annual Chefs' Competition of the EMMYS Yacht Show will take place as follows:
The competition is divided into two categories on the basis of the daily charter rate of the yacht.

  1. “EMERALD” for yachts with a daily charter rate in high season up to 4.999 euros / day:

    Friday 26/04/2024 ,10:00-18:30, for yachts with a daily charter rate in high season up to 4.999 euros / day.

  2. “DIAMOND” for yachts with a daily charter rate in high season of 5.000 euro / day and above:

    Saturday 27/04/2024,10:00-18:30, for yachts with a daily charter rate in high season of 5.000 euro / day and above.

  • Any number of the crew are invited to take part in the “Best Tablescaping” competition. Entries will only be accepted if the yacht’s Chef has entered the Chefs’ Competition.

  • All entries should be registered by 12 pm on Wednesday, April 17th, 2024. Late entries will not be accepted.

  • The jury will be composed of 3 (three) judges. 


  • Tablescape Competition aimed at showcasing the exceptional creativity and execution skills of the Stewards and Stewardesses of the yachting industry. The competition seeks to distinguish the exemplary dining experience on yachts.

  • Your decorated table setting should be in the same location where the chefs serve their creations and include place settings for 6 guests.

  • Best Tablescaping will be evaluated out of a total of 5 (1 to 5 points, from each judge).

  • Judges can give the distinction of a star equivalent to 5 points if the contestant has already obtained 15 points in total. 30 is the maximum score for this prize.

Terms & Conditions: 

  • Participation is only allowed for chefs who are permanently employed on the yacht that is attending the EMMYS Yacht Show 2024. Participation by chefs who are only temporarily employed for the duration of the show is not allowed.

  • The three-course meal will be prepared by the contestant in the yacht’s galley.

  • The jury is appointed by the Organizing Committee of the EMMYS Yacht Show, which reserves the right to alter the members of the jury.

  • The results will be announced on Sunday 28th April at Syngrou building at 19.00 pm and the winners will receive commemorative awards.

  • The names of the winners and yachts will be featured on the official website of the exhibition and in the Greek and Foreign media.

  • The organizing committee reserves the right to change the terms of the competition. ​

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