Experience / Qualifications:
Chef/Mate: Charli Bellamy
Charli is a Southern gal who loves to travel and feed people. She was born on a small farm in Georgia and her earliest job was tending chickens and collecting the fresh eggs every morning. She grew up cooking authentic Southern food with her grandparents, feeding a large family with food grown in the garden or sourced from the farm. Developing a love for travel at a young age, she has been exploring the world and incorporating new cuisine into her cooking for almost 15 years. After her first sailing experience in 2015, she found her passion of living and working on the sea.
A woman of many talents, she studied Chemistry at the University of Georgia and spent six months in Italy studying abroad and learning Italian cooking. At 24 she moved to New York City and attended design school at FIT, while managing a coffee shop. She designed a small line of cocktail and party dresses before opening her own vintage clothing business online. After living and working in Seattle for 7 years, she felt the call to explore more of the world.
Charli began cooking on sailboats 3 years ago, beginning with small private charters in the Mediterranean. She has worked and sailed in Croatia, Montenegro, Mykonos, the Dodecanese, Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, Bahamas, the San Juan Islands, and the Virgin Islands. While her favorite cuisines are modern, healthy Southern and Italian, she has had extensive experience cooking for specialized diets including gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, keto/paleo. She is always happy to work with guests and provide customized menus.
Charli is an outgoing, active woman, who loves meeting new people and designing the perfect itinerary and meal plan to give you the best vacation possible. She always goes above and beyond to exceed expectations and put a smile on your face.
Charli and Moose look forward to sharing their knowledge and passion for these waters with you!