Stews

Food of the Gods: How to upgrade your yacht’s chocolate experience

Food of the Gods: How to upgrade your yacht’s chocolate experience

A big part of the yachting experience comes from the details, including how good the turn-down chocolates are. Make sure they wow your guests just as much as every other experience!

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MYBA Chef/Stew competitions will be wild!

MYBA Chef/Stew competitions will be wild!

Register now for the Superyacht Chefs Competition at the 33rd MYBA Charter Show in 2023! The theme for this year’s competition is “sustainability.”

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Keeping expectations in check

Keeping expectations in check

Making sure nothing is forgotten or missed and training new stews are two reasons checklist cards are vital to a well-run interior team.

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Tips for Temps: Filling in like a pro

Tips for Temps: Filling in like a pro

Find yourself joining a yacht program that’s already underway? Here’s how to show you’re a pro.

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Silver Service Protocols: There’s more to master than just table décor

Silver Service Protocols: There’s more to master than just table décor

Working a formal meal service is an important task for every charter. Here are the details you need to become a master at meal service.

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Saving oceans through science

Saving oceans through science

Help save the ocean as a crew volunteer with the International SeaKeepers Society, a not-for-profit organization that partners with the yachting community to further oceanographic research and marine conservation.

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Offboarding: Preference sheets spark idea for new profession

Offboarding: Preference sheets spark idea for new profession

For Triton’s new “Offboarding” column, we asked Chief Stew/Purser Ciara Farrow about her career transition from yacht crew to software entrepreneur. 

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Seven-star service starts with well-maintained preference sheets

Seven-star service starts with well-maintained preference sheets

When it comes to delivering a seamless onboard experience, there’s nothing more valuable than good preference sheets — and yet, they are almost always mismanaged and overlooked.

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Greener Cleaners: A healthier, safer way to scrub, shine and sanitize

Greener Cleaners: A healthier, safer way to scrub, shine and sanitize

Avoid health risks and damage to the ecosystem with these natural, DIY cleaning solutions. There’s an easy way to avoid the health risks and damage to the ecosystem caused by the strong chemicals and long-term toxicity of many...

Athlete Aboard

Athlete Aboard

Training for Ironman is extra tough on a yacht — but one chief stew is getting it done.

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More Stews News

Chief Stews Play Vital Refit Role

Chief Stews Play Vital Refit Role

When it comes to the interior, no one is better positioned to plan, protect, prioritize and track progress.

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Crew Share Horror Stories of Yard Work Gone Wrong

Crew Share Horror Stories of Yard Work Gone Wrong

Have a story of your own? Send it to Crew@TritonNews.com.

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Cyber Crew

Cyber Crew

How will yachts function 50 years from now, and who — or what — will be working on them? It is 2072 and there are yachts all over the world, running on alternative fuels with alternative styling we cannot even fathom, using...

Match the method to the mate when training your team

Match the method to the mate when training your team

Because different people learn things differently, take the time to determine which method is best for each individual on your team: list format or learning by example.

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Smoking Cocktails

Smoking Cocktails

Send the fun factor soaring with the magical effect of dry ice.

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Laundry mistakes can break the bank

Laundry mistakes can break the bank

As a yacht stew, laundry is something you do every day. Making a mistake can be very costly. With crew uniforms alone you are responsible for hundreds of dollars’ worth of clothing, but add in guest laundry and the cost...

COVID creates new crew role: Risk assessment

COVID creates new crew role: Risk assessment

As gangways reopen to larger gatherings and yachts adapt globally to what events look like in a post-COVID world, crew find themselves adding another hat to their wardrobes: the COVID risk assessment team.

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Disrupted supply chain means shortages, delays, higher costs

Disrupted supply chain means shortages, delays, higher costs

From engine parts to flowers, the goods that keep the yacht industry afloat are short on supply and long in coming — ripple effects from the production shutdowns and shipping delays due to COVID-19.

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How do you know when you are ready to be a chief stew?

How do you know when you are ready to be a chief stew?

You may think you know the ropes, but there is more to consider. Do you have experience on the boat? Are you mentally prepared for the responsibility and stress? Do you have a leadership strategy?

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For a perfectly tailored charter, first tailor the preference sheet to the yacht

For a perfectly tailored charter, first tailor the preference sheet to the yacht

Have your charter broker send you a copy of what they send out to clients. Do this not only to please your guests, but also to keep from disappointing them. Those are two entirely different things.

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