The Cayman Islands accept supervisor level (Level 3) food safety as minimum level for their flagged vessels.
The confusion arose because they said management/advanced which in fact is one level higher.
If you want to check I always advise contacting Cayman’s directly at contacts below but in essence if you have a supervisor or advanced/management food safety cert this should be acceptable.
So if you have basic Level 2 you will need to upgrade and get the Level 3 or supervisor if on a Caymans flagged vessel
At end of day it is an investment in your training and development as a chef on yachts so should be looked at positively and hopefully all crew will be asked to have at least level 2 in time so that food safety knowledge and standards are raised in the industry.
Regarding whether its Level 3 or 4 then it is also what a captain wants you to have. If he/she or the management company decide supervisor is not what they want for their head chefs then its them as the yacht owner’s representatives who will decide.
SUMMARY: As long as you have supervisor level you should be fine.
Efrem – YachtChefs.com Antibes
See the Cayman’s update at http://www.cishipping.com/system/files/notices/documents/2014_07_CISN_R1.pdf?download=1
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