Interior

Devastation of Sept. 11 called out the best in us, if only for a while

Fifteen years ago this month, Alene Keenan was the new chief stew on the 163-foot Oceanfast M/Y Mystique docked at Chelsea Piers in New York City. She had a front-row seat…

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Safety and integrity of interior is stew’s responsibility

Most yachts compartmentalize interior department duties into three sections: service, housekeeping and laundry. Laundry and housekeeping are often combined on work lists. In addition to service and laundry, stews do…

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Chicken, mixed vegetable and cashew, egg fried rice

As recently as two years ago, had anyone offered me fried rice, my nose would have wrinkled. My lack of appreciation for rice and the unsophistication of the dish were…

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Key Lime Pie

Key limes are a different variety of citrus to the Persian lime we normally find in the grocery store. Key limes have a more complex, citrusy and slightly herbal flavor…

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Yachts chefs have advantage for cooking fresh-caught fish

If there ever was a chef who knows about fish and seafood, it would be a yacht chef. We have the on-water advantage. From purchasing directly from fishing boats as…

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Line choice, proper turn down makes for comfy, luxurious beds

People spend a third of their lives in bed. It is where we begin and end our day, so why not create an inviting atmosphere to ensure good quality sleep?…

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Ensalada de Jicama con Naranja y Sandia

One of the terrific things about working out of South Florida is the cultural influences from around the world; paella from Spain, Cuban style picadillo, empanadas from Venezuela and the…

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Floral Scented Sweet Garden Pea Sauce

A boat is a floating five-star hotel that changes locations constantly. Most of the time, those location changes are to the benefit of the guests and many times they are…

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Serve up more than salads for vegans guest and crew onboard

As the chef onboard, you might encounter a set of guests or even one person on a trip whose sole dietary needs center around vegetables. So you have to have…

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Grilled tequila lime chicken with black bean and corn salad

For the past three months, I have been captain on a 98-foot Destiny cruising in the Bahamas. There are some terrific grocers in Nassau and Port Lucaya. The third best…

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