Portrait of Chief Cook Mr. Hayden Quilor

When did you start working at Uniteam Marine?
I started working at Uniteam Marine in March 2023. This is my first time here.

What motivated you to work as a cook?
Before working overseas, I was a chef in a local restaurant in my country. I chose to work as a cook because cooking has always been my passion and skill. I have always been keen to experiment with cuisines and explore flavours.

Do you have a personal motto or credo in life?
Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness. My family inspires me. I adore cooking delicious meals for them and watching their smiles as they eat. It is fulfilling to bring positive vibes to everyone who enjoys the dishes I prepare.

How will you celebrate Christmas on board?
Firstly, I will pray and express gratitude for the blessings in my life. I will contact my family in the Philippines. Seeing their smiles and hearing their greetings will warm my heart. If we have sufficient ingredients on board, I would love to bake some cakes and prepare delectable dishes for the entire crew. We will cherish the moments and celebrate our togetherness.

Do you have a special meal for Christmas, and if so, would you share their recipe ingredients?
Yes, certainly.


Lengua Estofada
Ingredients: Ox tongue or beef tongue, olive oil, garlic, onion, stewed tomatoes, pimentos, bay leaf, white wine vinegar, pitted green olives, mushroom halves, broth, salt and pepper.

Hawaiian Baked Spareribs
Ingredients: Pork spareribs, clear fizzy drinks, pineapple juice, smashed garlic, onion, a small piece of ginger, star anise, black peppercorns.

Pineapple juice, ketchup, cane vinegar, brown sugar, honey, soy sauce, salt, ground black pepper.


Chocolate-Avocado Mousse
Ingredients: Avocado, coconut sugar, coconut milk or almond milk, salt, unsweetened cocoa powder, coconut cream, cherries, chopped nuts for garnish.

Brownie Brittle
Ingredients: Melted butter, sugar, vanilla extract, white of a large egg, all-purpose flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and chocolate chips.