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Alene Keenan

Alene Keenan has been a megayacht stew for more than 20 years. She teaches at MPT in Ft. Lauderdale and offers interior crew training through her company, Yacht Stew Solutions (www.yachtstewsolutions.com). Download her book, The Yacht Service Bible: The Service Manual for Every Yacht, on her site or amazon.com.

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Stew Cues: Lists save time, track progress and clarify tasks

By Alene Keenan I love lists. I grew up with eight brothers and sisters. There was lots of activity at my house, and I liked things tidy. I organized cleaning …

Stew Cues: Rosé revolution shatters wine’s sweet summer rap

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan Standing in line at the supermarket the other day, I overheard a conversation about rosé wine. I had to bite my tongue to keep from …

Stew Cues: Check labels when sending out guest laundry

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan When I join a boat, I want to see the china, crystal and silverware to help me anticipate the level of service I will be expected to …

Stew Cues: The subtleties of vodka — yes, vodka

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan Most of the students in my introductory cocktail course are barely old enough to drink. If they do imbibe, they usually prefer sweet …

Stew Cues: Understanding cheese is an art

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan One of my favorite subjects is cheese. Almost everybody loves cheese, but many do not really know what it is. I know I didn’t. …

Stew Cues: A primer on dishware

Stew Cues: by Chief Stew Alene Keenan Stews are charged with taking care of valuable and sometimes sentimental dishes. Here are some tips. Washing dishes …

Stew Cues: A lesson in porcelain

Stew Cues: by Chief Stew Alene Keenan Yacht stews care for numerous ceramic and porcelain items, including dishes, decorative tiles, art pieces, and …

Understanding basics of meals adds to enjoyment for guests and your job

A successful stew, stew/cook, or solo stew understands food preparation and presentation. As a stew, our relationship with the chef and guests is improved when …

Fall back on kindergarten values to succeed in yachting

Stew Cues by Alene Keenan With the holidays behind us, most of us take stock of what we are grateful for and what we would like to improve. Looking ahead to …

Best cleaners are simple and easy to make

Last month, I discussed various cleaning products found on yachts, and the importance of taking precautions with strong chemicals. Using the proper dilution …

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Chief engineer Jan “Yannie” Nielsen dies in an accident at home

Chief engineer Jan “Yannie” Nielsen dies in an accident at home

Chief Eng. Jan “Yannie” Nielsen died suddenly when he suffered a slip and fall accident at his home in Honduras on Oct. 2, according to …

Triton Expo 2017

Triton Expo 2017

The Fall Triton Expo brought together more than 750 captains, crew and industry professionals last night to network and meet with 42 …

Plea comes for medical supplies to aid in Caribbean

Plea comes for medical supplies to aid in Caribbean

By Lucy Chabot Reed When YachtAid Global called after two hurricanes swept over the Caribbean, Rebecca Castellano pulled out all the …

Rules of the Road: Tricky tonnage measurement not about weight

Rules of the Road: Tricky tonnage measurement not about weight

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers Tonnage is an important topic in the maritime and yachting industry. Tonnage forms the basis …

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