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Years in galley hone chef’s top 10 list

I can honestly say that my 10 must-haves in the galley have changed over the years. What was once important is not so much anymore. This view also applies to…

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Take pride in onboard career to learn seamanship skills, too

  Stews might think deck work isn’t important to their jobs, but there are valuable deck-related skills stews need to know to excel in yachting, and they become obvious the…

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Base recipes for last-minute galley emergency

In the last issue I spoke about having an employer who is the consummate entertainer when onboard. It takes planning and tricks to keep abreast of the unexpected party or…

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Brined Pork Chops with Apple Cinnamon Sauce

The challenge of cooking poultry or pork is that white meats tend to dry out while cooking. Brining, or salting, is a way of increasing the moisture-holding capacity of meat…

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Vanilla Bean and Chocolate Spaghetti in an Orange Chocolate Sauce

It’s so easy and convenient to grab a box of dried pasta, throw it in some boiling water, wait 10 minutes and voila. But it will never compare to the…

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Purser position is a chance to advance

Yacht stews who are passionate about their jobs are always looking for ways to learn more and progress in their careers. Unfortunately, once a career-minded stew reaches chief stew, employment…

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Fricassée de Poulet

Fricassée is a style of cooking described as a cross between sauté and a stew. It dates back to 1300 in the Alsace-Lorraine region of France. And while chicken is…

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Three Cheese Breakfast Pizza

Charter guests are extremely important; of course, you would want them to be, especially when they are paying up to $500,000 a week to stay on board. Crew, on the…

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Overcome the challenge of unexpected guests

Do you work for the constant entertainer? This could be your employer, the wife or the girlfriend, but there’s someone onboard who constantly invites friends over, throws impromptu get-togethers, hosts…

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Embrace, don’t fear, personality tests, results

Many people believe in using self-help books, seminars, workshops and support groups of all kinds to improve their lives and alleviate personal problems, and with good reason. Interest in self-help…

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