Until now, there has never been a quality standards authority for food safety management, auditing, yacht sanitation, outbreak management and outbreak control in the superyacht industry.
A vessel sanitation program, operating under the authority of the United States Public Health Service, exists for the cruise ship industry. However, the equivalent doesn’t exist for superyachts, which is why we have created the Maritime Food Authority (MFA).
With an ever-increasing number of private and charter yachts operating around the world, it is more important than ever to implement quality standards for food safety management, vessel sanitation, auditing, outbreak management and outbreak control within the global superyacht industry.
Our MFA accredited training, developed in collaboration with Highfield Qualifications, is designed to prevent problems before they occur.
Georgie Mainey is an expert in food safety management, quality assurance and compliance-based training. Backed by first-hand experience as a chef, her impressive resume includes hands-on luxury hospitality experience and tertiary qualifications in hotel management and teaching.
As well as holding various interior roles on board superyachts, Georgie has been the Head of School at a Grade 1 Hospitality College and Lead Exam Writer and Quality Assurer for National Hospitality Qualifications in the UK.
Most recently, Georgie was the Hotel Fleet Training Consultant for both Cunard and P&O cruise lines, managing and overseeing projects to meet ship operations and crew development. Given her maritime experience, Georgie is also well-versed in liaising with flag states and international accreditation bodies.
Georgie is the perfect person to lead the MFA. She has taken her expertise in managing yacht crew and specialist knowledge from the cruise industry to develop the Manager in Charge for the Luxury Yacht training program.