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Chief Stewardess Duties vs. Lower Ranked Yacht-Stew Duties – A Vast Sea of Difference

If you’ve been watching Bravo TV’s Below Deck, then you’ve likely heard the many references (um, complaints) from the lower ranking stews about the chief stewardess, Adrienne Gang, not pulling her weight. We also hear about the many lists Adrienne is often putting together. And I say: Good for Adrienne! With the multitude of things […]

Yacht Stewardess Confession: I LOVED shopping for the yacht.

As a yacht steward/ess, part of managing the interior of a superyacht is guaranteeing that everything a guest would need is onboard—from manicure sets to shoe horns to Pepto Bismol. The good news is the stews get to shop for it all. The bad news is this responsibility is a bit more stressful than you […]

Tips Ahoy! Crew Tips on Luxury Charter Yachts

If you are watching Bravo TV’s Below Deck, then you’ve obviously followed the Honor crew’s weekly anticipation of their charter-tip money—and in many of the episodes, even their overwhelming disappointment in how that played out (or rather, paid out). It has raised a lot of questions among fans within social channels, including one of the […]

Yacht Stew Confession: I sucked at napkin folding

For yacht stews, the preparation for meal service on a superyacht is a whole art unto itself. The traditional term is mise en place, but Midwestern girls like me prefer to call it “settin’ the table.” Okay, it’s a bit more cumbersome than simply remembering “fork on the left” and “knife on the right,” but, […]

“The Chef and Stewardess Dance” by Victoria Allman, Yacht Chef & Author

My two favorite books about what “yachtie” life is like, especially from the perspective of working onboard, are by megayacht chef and author, Victoria Allman. I highly recommend checking out either of her two books about being yacht crew: SEAsoned: A Chef’s Journey with Her Captain (2011) and Sea Fare: A Chef’s Journey Across The […]

Below Deck’s Connection to “The Insiders’ Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess 2nd Edition”

An Exciting Development AND, Consequently, Addition to the Book I’m not gonna lie: I caught wind of the fact that Bravo TV was planning a reality show about yacht crew early on. In fact, I’d heard rumors about it dating back to 2010 and learned it was in the works in 2011-12. But I never […]