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Classic cocktails stand the test of time and taste

What exactly is a classic cocktail, and why does it matter to a yacht stew? Classic cocktails stand the test of time. In the early 1800s a cocktail was defined…

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Great stews begin with step-by-step lists to work, train

Last month, we talked about creating a list of items that need to be done every day when in service with guests onboard. We listed 38 standard tasks and reminders…

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Path to being a great stew starts with checklists, practice

Do you ever wonder what other stews think about when they first open their eyes in the morning, especially with the owners or guests onboard? There’s a pretty good chance…

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Yacht crew beat stressful odds with relaxation

I used to think I was pretty calm, but after many years working on yachts, the constant pressures of life onboard got to me. The body responds to stress by…

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New stews get a grip on overwhelm by being organized, prioritized

Being in “service mode” on a yacht can lead to stress, overwhelm and sometimes a few tears. There is a lot to learn in the beginning. Veteran stews can see…

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Tips to keep each guest visit like the first

Every guest visit should feel like the first visit of the day. Here are a few tips to keep the yacht looking fresh. Keep a cloth and spray bottle of…

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Interior crew key to yacht’s image

Interior crew are the front line of boat shows. Here are a few tips to great guest interactions that just might help sell that yacht. Treat everyone in the same…

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Out damned spot! Move fast, but know the way to stain removal

Professional yacht stew have all tried to remove red wine stains from clothing, napkins or carpet. Red wine is, after all, the beverage of choice on many yachts, often served…

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Giving back gives crew a sense of community, even when at sea

One of the things I love most about being land-based now after 20 years at sea is the opportunity to get involved in my community. When I worked on yachts,…

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Work with chef to make mealtimes stress and drama free

On a yacht, most of the activity and memories for guests are centered around food and mealtimes, so it’s no wonder that those moments can be the most stressful for…

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