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Our Name

“It demonstrates that only by combining these factors, and them working in unison, can we truly deliver on our company promise…”

Our name is down to our love of the beautiful island of Mallorca and it is the heart and home of our Founder and her family. It is the inspiration for her vision and dream, alongside her wealth of experience in the field of which we operate.

 

The ‘my’ is the English contribution, Justine being British herself; and it defines the personal touch we offer. The ‘muy bueno’ is the translation in Spanish of ‘very good’; in relation to good food. Justine merged them together as to establish our registered trademark and our unique name of ‘mymuybueno® ’.

 

This combination represents what our brand is all about. It demonstrates that only by combining these factors, and them working in unison, can we truly deliver on our company promise and philosophy of excellent quality with a personal experience.

Our Mission Statement

Founded in 2011, mymuybueno is a destination for luxury food and lifestyle, combining exceptionally high standards and a personal touch in all that we do. We stand by and never compromise our core values of Pride, Integrity, Ambition, Passion and Love.

Our Founder

“Justine takes pride in being able to truly recognise and represent chefs based on their talent and merit…”

Our Founder, Justine Murphy worked as a Private Chef on Super Yachts for six years cooking for some of the world’s most influential people. Prior to this, her background in London was in restaurant management. She combined her expertise and her huge love of food and people, into creating her highly bespoke and successful chef agency mymuybueno Chefs. By utilising her skills, experience and passion as chef, she can provide our clients with precisely what they are looking for, as to hand select the right chef from our vast database.

 

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Justine carefully matches private chefs worldwide, to royal families, dignitaries, high net worth families and individuals and also high profile celebrities. She works very closely with private and charter super yachts, households, private villas, luxury chalets and much more. Justine reviews Michelin star restaurants around the globe, and is therefore exposed to a high standard of culinary expertise, which makes her knowledge both current and vast. This knowledge is an integral part of her selection process, having an eye for truly talented individuals. Working with chefs throughout the globe, she is always developing as a chef, she is always improving her own skills and techniques with new training. Justine takes pride in being able to truly recognise and represent chefs based on their talent and merit, as to represent their long term careers.

Chef Agency

“Our focus, is on the very individuals that work in closest proximity with our clients on a personal level.”

 

mymuybueno Private Chefs is the first boutique chef only agency of it’s kind, to be MLC 2006 certified. This means that mymuybueno Private Chefs uphold the highest standards and procedures as to meet MCA/MLC requirements for our selection process of private chefs on super yachts. We also are very proud to be REC members, for selection of chefs in private households, so once again our clientele feels safe in our hands knowing we operate professionally.

 

We have chefs of all calibres on our books, from Tante Marie graduates, to those who have experience working in Michelin star or AA Rosette establishments. We have chefs of all walks of life and expertise, based around the world, for short term, seasonal and permanent bookings. We are proud offer representation to some of the best chefs in the world, as to guide and enhance their careers to new levels.

 

We also have a couple division also, whereby one half of every couple is a chef. Teamed up with experience working to date with their partner on super yachts or in private households. For our existing clientele, we offer an exclusive service for sourcing specialist candidates, household staff and yacht interior crew for from within our very well connected network. From specialist roles such as personal trainers and spa therapists, through to super yacht pursers, stewardess roles and land estate managers. Our focus, is on the very individuals that work in closest proximity with our clients on a personal level. The same stringent vetting and document checks apply for these candidates, in the same way we do with our chefs.

 

Our Private Chefs agency expertise works hand in hand with our Luxuryware division, providing flatware and kitchen/ galley equipment to super yachts and properties worldwide. Our Lifestyle division is a luxury concierge and lifestyle management service, tailored to our most elite clientele, whom we cater to their personal chef and staffing requirements and where they can extend the personal service provided into other areas using our little black book.

Social Media

Our mymuybueno Chefs platform @mymuybuenochefs, has a vast following on Instagram as we feature chefs of all levels, around the world, as to excite and inspire others. Chefs post their images daily, of their very best plated work, with hash-tag #mymuybuenochefs for a chance to be featured.

 

Justine, our Founder dines often at Michelin Star restaurants around the globe as to experience first-hand their culinary offerings from those chefs and establishments who have been awarded coveted stars. She shares her honest reviews on our News and Reviews page. We have our all new Chef feature coming soon too, and many further very exciting collaborations ahead.

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Terms & Conditions

mymuybueno® Private Chefs Ltd Candidate Terms and Conditions

DEFINITIONS

In these terms and conditions the following definitions apply:

Client
is the person, firm or corporate body together with any subsidiary or associated Company as defined by the Companies Act 1985 (English Law) to which the Candidate is introduced and are prospective employers, their representatives and/or agents

Selection Service
is mymuybueno Private Chefs Ltd

Registered Address:
3rd Floor, 207 Regent Street, London, W1B 3HH, UK.

Registration Number: 09335958

Yacht/Property
is the vessel/property to which the Selection Service provides a Candidate for interviews and subsequent employment.

Candidate
is the person/ candidate introduced by the Selection Service to the Client for interview and subsequent employment.

The following agreement is written for Candidate’s advice, guidance and potential employment protection. We ask the Candidate to take time to read the following information and take a look at our draft Seafarers Employment Agreement (SEA), this is available on our website. It encompasses, as far as possible, the yacht’s obligations to you under MLC 2006. There is not a standard document for a SEA, however, the copy displayed here on our website is ideally what you should be looking to obtain in any SEA.

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20121107103953/http://www.dft.gov.uk/mca/mcga07-home/workingatsea/mcga-healthandsafety/maritime_labour_convention_2006/mcga-ssh-mlc-title2/mcga-ds-ssh-mlc-sea.htm

SEA’s are required to comply with current applicable national laws and regulations and should include any Collective Bargaining Agreement that may apply to them. Together they should not be less favourable than the minimum standards of MLC. MLC gives the Candidate the right of sufficient time to study the content before and after signing a SEA with the Client. Please ensure you also receive a copy of this.

Below is some more advice. It is recommended that you satisfy yourself of these items at or subsequent to the interview/s with any potential employer. You should be sure that all sections of the SEA are completed and acceptable to you. Where a yacht does not need to comply with MLC or flies the flag of a country which is not ratified MLC, you should ensure you are happy with the conditions offered.

This list shows the flag states who are currently ratified MLC 2006:

https://www.register-iri.com/userfiles/image/MLC,%202006%20countries%20list%20update%2030%20June%202014.png

MLC provides protection for such matters as the below, this is not an exhaustive list.

It requires Flag States to carry out regular inspections. It sets out responsibilities of yacht owners to the seafarers. It requires documentation to be provided for you, which makes clear the standards of working and living conditions on-board.

mymuybueno Private Chefs Ltd will make sure, as far as practicable, that the Client is financially able to fulfil his obligations to you; you should also try to determine that you are similarly satisfied. You should also determine that you have adequate personal insurance cover provided for you by the Client during the period of your employment.

You will not be subject to exploitation by mymuybueno Private Chefs Ltd and similarly should not be by the Client. Therefore: mymuybueno Private Chefs Ltd will not charge candidates any direct or ‘hidden’ costs before, during or after the registration process through to selection.

mymuybueno Private Chefs Ltd will assist next of kin or concerned family members with any advice and guidance they can. This will be at no cost. In so doing and, if necessary, they will first try to verify that the credibility of the relationship is genuine and for example will try to advise the Candidate of any concerns and pass over contact details of the family member to the engaged Candidate, (rather than vice versa, for the potential protection of the personal details of the candidate).

To this end, Candidates are requested here to maintain up-to-date records of their own personal contact details for use by mymuybueno Private Chefs Ltd. It is illegal to engage a person less than 16 years of age on a yacht (or 18 years of age as a Chef). mymuybueno Private Chefs Ltd will not therefore present such individuals to our Clients.

Should you have any complaint or grievance whilst employed on a yacht following selection by mymuybueno Private Chefs Ltd, or are required to respond to any alleged complaint or grievance levelled against you which you choose to contest, you are guided to follow the complaints and grievances procedure outlined on-board. Should you have a complaint or grievance concerning the conduct of mymuybueno Private Chefs Ltd during the selection process, it should be brought to our attention promptly and in writing.

It will be documented and as far as possible all efforts will be made to resolve the issue/s.

If this is finally unresolved we will bring it to the attention of the appropriate representative of the ‘flag state’.

mymuybueno Private Chefs Ltd is not responsible for any damages resulting from the actions taken by us, or a competent authority, to resolve the complaint.

mymuybueno Private Chefs Ltd provide details of our emergency telephone details inside the MLC Compliance area of our website in the Chef Services area.

Under the MLC Convention, mymuybueno Private Chefs Ltd, are contracted to provide suitably qualified individuals to our Clients. In signing (‘ticking’) on the registration page, you are guaranteeing that you will provide us on request with your statutory documentation including any Certificates of Competency, Passport, STCW Certification, your Marine Medical (ie: ENG1) and any references from previous employment.

You also undertake that the information you provide to us is always authentic and an accurate representation of your experience, training, qualifications and marine medical status.

You also agree to keep us updated with any renewal or update of certification and marine medical compliance. If engaged you will also need to provide the yacht or their representatives with your full qualifications, certificates of training and medical document together with any other paperwork they may reasonably request.

You agree to mymuybueno Private Chefs Ltd to keeping your personal data until specified otherwise under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Last Revision: June 2015

A copy of our Candidate Terms and Conditions is available on request.

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