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Seachef is the pioneer of integrated hospitality management for the maritime industry. Established in 1994, the Mumbai based company supplies ship owners and managers with a comprehensive range of services along the entire value chain. Seachef actively manages health and budget on board: Its coordinated services include procurement, provision budget management, catering and housekeeping services, hospitality staff training, consulting and audits.

Seachef offers a nutritious and palatable meal in a hospitable and hygienic environment, which improve crew motivation and thus operational excellence. Seachef’s Integrated ERP system is enabling efficient procurement planning & paperless reporting, enabling its clients to focus on other areas of their business.

Through streamlined workflows and transparent accounting Seachef can manage budgets without Cash to Master, improve efficiency on board and make the most of the vessel’s funds. Furthermore, Seachef negotiates the best rates for provisions and supplies through its Quality Supply Chain and Procurement Services.

Seachef is an ISO 9001:2015 certified entity and follows strict compliance to its Quality Management System (QMS). It complies with HACCP, FDA and AQIS guidelines as well as with MLC 2006 standards, In order to further improve catering and housekeeping standards, Seachef has established a Food Safety Management System (FSMS) which satisfies all obligations of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC).

With a pool of 1,200+ hospitality professionals Seachef caters to the taste and dietary needs of more than 40 nationalities on board over 400 vessels. The overall recruitment and training of the hospitality staff is continuously supported by 23 associated Crew Service Centres and 4 Maritime Training Centres at key locations around the world. With catering and hospitality services handled by Seachef, crews feel in good hands, which contributes to high vessel availability. Annual surveys among seafarers show a consumer satisfaction rate of more than 90%.

A business unit of Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM), Seachef has a strong focus on long-term customer relationships, based on transparency, high safety and quality standards.



Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement's (BSM) affiliate service companies are fully autonomous and independently-managed entities. These entities’ operational practices are aligned with appropriate international technical and organisational practices and standards against unauthorised or unlawful processing of customer data. In order to comply with customers’ national corporate governance codes and to safeguard customers’ data , BSM's affiliate service companies have put in place appropriate security technologies, policies and procedures to secure all electronic storage of confidential data and the prevention of sharing with other independently-managed companies within the BSM network.

Contact Details

Seachef Hospitality Services
401, Olympia, Hiranandani Gardens
Powai, Mumbai - 400076

Phone: +91 9867 526 586
Fax: +91 2240 017 333

Yannis Petrakis

Yannis Petrakis

Managing Director
Yannis Petrakis

Yannis Petrakis

Managing Director

Yannis Petrakis heads Seachef, the hospitality division of Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement. He has an extensive international experience of 30 years within the hospitality industry and has served for some of the world’s top leading international hotel chains. His skill set ranges from proactive leadership, effective sales and commercial management, and operational financial techniques.

Yannis holds an MSc in International Hotel Management with a specialization in feasibility studies for hotels and tourism projects.

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