BVI Yacht Chef’s Profile


Chef Profile Diving Catamaran FREE INGWE BVI



The same island geography that makes the British Virgin Islands a perfect sailing destination also affords excellent SCUBA diving opportunities and excellent cuisine! The crew on board the Diving Catamaran Free Ingwe offers Diving & Gourmet Charters thought the Virgin Islands. Captain Matt is a PADI certified Dive Master and Chef Melissa is a PADI certified Rescue Diver.

Chef Melissa graduated from Indiana University and I attended the Culinary and Hospitality Institute of Chicago (CHIC) where she earned a degree under the Le Cordon Bleu program. It was there that she was able to turn her passion into a career and from there nothing could stop her from doing what she loves most! Melissa has turned her obsession with food into a full time a career and even be launching her first cookbook this year.

Since 2005, Melissa and Matt have been working as crew on charter yachts in the BVI and USVI. Success was immediate due to their charming personalities and professionalism and so, a few years later, they purchased the Catamaran Leopard 47 Free Ingwe. Since then, they have been taking guests to dive the reefs and wrecks of the BVI while, at the same time, tempting the guests’ taste buds with mesmerizing culinary creations. Melissa enjoys cooking just about everything! She has deep appreciation for all cuisines, from her own Midwest roots of comfort food to international zest. Melissa enjoys taking an ordinary dish and adding an unexpected flair. Melissa says” It is my single greatest hope that I can provide meals that match the magic of your Caribbean vacation aboard Free Ingwe”. Come and experience this exciting scuba and culinary adventure in the beautiful Virgin Islands!

 Call us today to book you charter aboard Catamaran Free Ingwe!