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G.U.E.S.T Introduction to Interior Training

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Our wide selection of crew training now includes the G.U.E.S.T Interior training program, the standard in Superyacht training.

If you need a boost to start your superyacht crew career or want to brush up on your yacht interiors skills, then this course is perfect for you.

Through our live practice sessions held on board our fleet of superyachts we can offer you a truly unique training experience.

Module 1 - Yacht Interior Introduction

Students will gain a variety of useful knowledge including yachting demographics, terminology and basic information that all crew need to know about their yacht. This includes the required certification needed to work on board and how to present themselves on a C.V. Passing students must demonstrate that they have gained knowledge and understanding of life at sea and how to maintain their health and wellbeing. They must understand the main departments within a yacht and the hierarchy and chain of command.

Students will also be taught the expected standards of personal presentation and the level of attention to detail that is required to work on board a superyacht. An underrated but extremely useful skill students will learn is communication and how important it can be. Not only between crew members and the Captain, but also when meeting and interacting with guests from different cultures and regions of the world.

A basic understanding of the presentation and detailing of cabins, bathrooms and other guest areas will be essential to completing this module along with the ability to understand how to clean and maintain the fabrics, surfaces and finishings found in a typical luxury yacht. Students will learn a high standard of laundry procedures and how to carry out duties efficiently and professionally. Most importantly we will teach the crew the importance of health and safety in the maritime industry and how to identify hazards in the interior department.

Module 2 - Basic Food Service

This module will educate superyacht crew on how to properly care for guests while demonstrating how to provide different food service techniques. Passing students must show that they have gained knowledge and understanding of the principles of guest service in general, and demonstrate skills unique to the industry such as identifying different types of cutlery, crockery, glassware as well as how to clean, polish, store, care for and manage them.

By the end of the course all students should be able to use a service tray and service cloths correctly, understand the basic requirement for setting a table and all items required for a correct table-scaping and how to decorate the area. A difficult but essential skill we teach is how to pick up, carry and serve three plates for guests - difficult to master but needed on board a busy yacht. Students will also be taught the principles of flower arrangement and basic plant care in partnership with local experts Roni Fleur to create wonderfully decorative table designs.

Module 3 - Introduction Wine, Bartending & Mixology

Students will learn about wine, spirits and how to create cocktails during this module. Students must be able to identify basic tasting notes, communicate the difference between four wines and demonstrate basic suitable pairing with foods. Crew will be taught where various popular spirits are made and from what raw material, the mechanics of some basics of cocktails and how to present different styles that charter guests will enjoy.

This module includes a theory test where students must show a basic knowledge of the wine making process for red, white, rose, sparkling and fortified wine. They will list grape varieties and locations associated with names found on a wine list. They must know the difference between new world and old world wine, discuss wine tasting notes and methods and how to open and serve wine to guest on board yachts. The students will also discuss distillation and the definition of various popular spirits then list popular cocktails, bar equipment and garnish methods.

For the practical test students taste four wines guided by a tasting notes reference. They must identify the differences and pair each wine with appropriate food. Students will also be asked to make different styles of cocktails.

Successful students will be accredited a G.U.E.S.T certificate for completion of the Yacht Interior Introduction Course .

The key objective of any G.U.E.S.T course is to promote and deliver exceptional professional standards for luxury maritime hospitality. The G.U.E.S.T Program is defined through a set of guidelines outlining the certification route of training that is modular in structure, through specifications, learning objectives and assessment criteria for each individual module.

What you need to know
  • Place: Antibes / Golfe Juan
  • Price: 1100 Euros
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Optional : Food and Hygiene Level 2 course : +1 day, 190 Euros (ask for dates)

A 5-day comprehensive G.U.E.S.T approved Interior Introduction course for all crew working, or wanting to work within the superyacht sector. Our course includes:

  • Complete understanding of yachting life
  • Laundry, fabrics and furnishings, safety
  • Introduction to food service
  • Introduction to wine, bartending and mixology
About the course

The G.U.E.S.T program is accredited by the International Association of Maritime Institutions (IAMI) and is the only internationally accredited maritime hospitality program available to crew working in the luxury superyacht sector.

What you will learn
  • Housekeeping
  • Table settings
  • Personal presentation
  • Laundry
  • Wine and mixology
  • Communication and etiquette

Food and Hygiene Level 2 Certification is available at an additional cost of 190 Euros.

All our courses are conducted in English. A sufficient level of understanding and speaking is required in order to successfully complete the course. Contact us if you have any questions.

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