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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…

Veteran stew launches online courses; first up, wine

By Lucy Chabot Reed Veteran Chief Stew Alene Keenan has launched an online wine course to help interior crew demystify the oh-so-serious topic of wine. Unlike the PYA-created wine course,…

Stew’s solution creates Superyacht Beach Bags

Stews across the industry have felt what Chief Stew Jenny-lee Cecconi Watkins felt. Called upon time and again to hurriedly put together a beachside barbecue for guests, the crew was…

The challenges of a solo stew

As a new year begins, I got thinking of new beginnings. One of the most challenging ones in an interior crew’s world is taking a job as a solo stew.…

No Need for a Meltdown Over Hard Butter

Have you ever panicked because you forgot to take the butter out of the fridge in enough time to soften it before meal service? Using the microwave doesn’t work well,…

Be wary of CBD quality, source, THC levels

By Alene Keenan Most people have heard about CBD by now, but it is surrounded by controversy. Much of the confusion is due to the fact that people are still…

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: No crew can succeed without it

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan Yachting is a microcosm of society with an interesting twist. Catering to some of the richest and most powerful people in the world, crew are…

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…

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…

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…