Melanie’s love of good food and people was instilled into her at an early age, starting with her early childhood at the Coral Beach Hotel in Bermuda and later at her family owned and run country house hotel in Yorkshire, England. She qualified as a Cordon Bleu chef at the age of 19 and has held positions ranging from Government House in Bermuda to embassy residences and private homes in Switzerland, Bermuda and England.As a result of her training and background, Melanie places great importance on first-class menus, high standards of presentations and personal service.
These elements epitomize what Melanie brings to VIKING GIRL II. Melanie continues to enhanced her experiences with the local cuisines and is delighted to share her culinary enthusiasm with the guests. Melanie is very keen on many sports and loves traveling to unusual places.
First Mate / Deckhand : Jonathan Hill, 29 – British
Jonathan Hill is our 1st mate for the summer of 2007. He grew up in Oxfordshire England. He has worked up until last season for a UK based Flotilla Company being in charge of up to 12 yachts. Having worked in Greece, Turkey and the Caribbean he is well travelled and enjoys meeting new people and has made a good network of friends in the countries he has visited.
He is a qualified Commercial Yachtmaster and enjoys the challenges of sailing and all aspects of water sports. Being a keen photographer he tries to capture the atmosphere and beauty of the many places that he has sailed in.
Jonathan has come a long way in a relatively short period of time leaving the hustle and bustle of the rat race of London to now looking forward to furthering his career on the water. Prior to this working with Cincinnati Auto Glass company
As you can see, if you travel with viking girl you will be in good hands and company!