Stew Cues

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 wines and…

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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. Cheese…

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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 Remove food promptly. When washing…

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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 collectibles. These items say a lot about…

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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 we know the basics of…

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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…

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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 strength and tools, and knowing which surfaces…

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Cleaning products can impact human health as much as fine furnishings onboard

Stews are responsible for safely cleaning a variety of surfaces, including marble, wood, chrome, fabrics and carpet, and everything in between. It’s common to find a selection of cleaners already…

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What yacht crew wish owners would know to better enjoy their yacht

When someone buys a yacht, they buy much more than a boat. They buy a dream — all the fun, relaxation, glamour, excitement and adventure they have imagined. Yacht owners…

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Golden rules for laundry care

Fine linens are meant to be used and enjoyed. Previously, we discussed the components of a perfect bed for restful sleep, but what about the fine linens and fabrics we…

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