Jim and Jayne Taylor met in Naples, Italy, where
Jim served as a U.S. Navy officer and Jayne was the visiting daughter of a British Army officer.
Since marrying they have wanted to combine sailing and cultural
including gourmet food. "Andiamo," Italian for "Let's Go," is the answer to that dream.
For Jim, who is a U.S. Coast guard licensed captain with over 30 years'
cruising and sailboat racing experience, that meant leaving the practice
of international law with clients in Asia and Europe, to charter in the
Caribbean. He is an avid fly fisherman and has equipped Andiamo with the latest
equipment for fly fishing, spin casting, and deep-sea fishing.
Jim's long-time interests also include travel, food and wine, scuba
diving, astronomy, jogging, and hiking.
Jayne owned and operated a highly successful catering business in
Washington, D.C., where the Taylors lived for 20 years, serving
political figures and diplomats. She has been featured in several
Washington Post articles and the Washingtonian Magazine,
as one of the
capital's premier caterers.
Jayne specializes in international cuisine, an interest she acquired
while living in Singapore, Libya, Italy, and France.
While in Paris, she co-authored a bilingual cookbook with a
Michelin-starred French chef, Chef Hubert, and she taught cooking
classes at L'Ecole de Cuisine d'Hubert in Paris and on St. Barths.
Jayne's passion for food and entertaining does not prevent her active
participation in travel, sailing, fishing, and scuba diving. Jayne and Jim are fluent in French, conversant in Italian, and they
speak some German.
In any language, the Taylors are a good team and Andiamo the perfect
combination of fun, cultural adventure, and fine dining.