Hi I am John McGrath and I’m the Chef for Sail. What eventuates when I accidentally become a high-end professional chef? The culinary travel adventure of a life time; entertainingly portrayed in my book Chef for Sail. Over eight years I sail 85,000 nautical miles and visit 50 countries cooking, eating, drinking, skiing and philandering my way around the world, faking it until I make it.
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CHEF FOR SAIL - I have completed two universal travel memoirs spanning over eight years working as a high-end chef. Many of my travel and culinary experiences where I visited over 50 countries, sailing over 85,000 nautical miles are not only noteworthy, they are highly entertaining and a damn good read. The website is the visual story of these books and of a fascinating journey I never envisioned. Chef for Sail is a raconteur, aspiring writer and unintentional chef’s astonishing true story, offering you an exclusive glimpse into the secret lives of the filthy rich, while cooking on a world famous luxury sailing yacht, in gated and gilded mansions and high-class ski chalets. READ MORE
'Gifted with a sense of occasion John is intuitively personable and engages his audience naturally, conveying humour and knowledge with flair, energy and ease.'
John is a well-established Master of Ceremonies and a highly entertaining after-dinner or conference speaker. John was the MC for the Wellington Cup Fashion in the Field for almost a decade as well as for a number other high profile events. Gifted with a sense of occasion John is intuitively personable and engages his audience naturally, conveying humour and knowledge with flair, energy and ease.