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Basic Food & Beverage Services

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The IAMI/GUEST Basic Food and Beverage Services course focuses on such important duties of a yacht steward/ess as table setting, drink and food service, and delivering the dining experience to the standards higher than in 5-star hotels. The course covers many aspects of outstanding onboard service including etiquette, menu presentation, understanding dietry requirements, mise-en-place, order of service, silver / butler/ plated and other types of services etc. On the second day of the course, the trainees put their skills into practice by setting the table and serving a lunch to a number of guests onboard a superyacht.

Basic Food and Beverage Service course provides valuable skills and knowledge to aspiring stews who wish to work onboard superyachts, solo stews, and interior management wishing to set guidelines for training junior crew.

The course forms a part of the 5-day GUEST / IAMI Introduction to Interior Program (Yacht Steward/ess training). The completion of this program allows to obtain the full set of certificates required for GUEST Hospitality Certificate of Competency.

What you need to know 
  • Duration : 2 days
  • Start / finish time: 9 am - 4/5 pm / onboard
  • Place405 Chemin du Gaz, Golf-Juan
  • Price : 380 Euros
  • Booking: you can book the course online with full payment and reserve a spot with 50% deposit.
About the course 

Basic Food and Beverage Services is a comprehensive 2-day course that touches upon a number of aspects pertinent to the duties of a yacht steward or stewardess including

  • Understanding service etiquette, menu & dietry requirements
  • Mise-en-place
  • Order of service (dinner procedures; guest seating; water/bread/wine service; main/second course, dessert, breakfast and lunch service)
  • Different service styles (silver, plated, butler, synchronized, cloche, buffet, canapes)
  • Cutlery (identification, luxury brands used on superyachts; full set example; washing & polishing)
  • Glassware
  • Crockery 
  • Tray service & use
  • Napkins, tablecloths, runners & placemats (color & design; texture; placement; rings, extra napkins; tablecloth; condiments etc)
  • Table setting (basics, prior preparation, symmetry, centrepiece, chargers, candles, themes)
  • Introduction to food safety

Please noteFood Safety Level 2 course is not included in this module. 

Onboard practice

Whenever possible, most of the practical activities of the Yacht Steward/ess training course, including Basic Food and Beverage Services module, are completed onboard a motoryacht (M/Y) located nearby the classroom.

Live lunch

On the second day of the training, Yacht Stew trainees put all their acquired skills and knowledge into practice. Onboard a motoryacht, they make all the required preparations to welcome guests - mise-en-place, table decorations, beverages, hot towels, cutlery,  glassware etc. Guests invited by Seascope France are usually representatives of the superyacht industry - crew agents, chief stews, interior managers, captains, yacht management specialists etc. During live lunch, the course trainees serve food and drinks practicing menu presentation and synchronized, silver and other types of food service. 


Upon successful completion of the assessments, the student will be issued an IAMI GUEST Certificate, which will specify the competencies achieved throughout the module. The certificate is sent in the digital format from IAMI Certification platform to the email address indicated in the course registration form.

IAMI / GUEST Program 

Basic Food and Beverage Services module is a part of introductory yacht interior training (Yacht Steward/ess course). The Yacht Steward/ess training is a 5-day course that gives trainees a comprehensive overview of yachting industry and working on yachts (Introduction to Yachting and Yachting Life) and includes two other modules - Basic Wine, Bartending & Mixology, and Basic Housekeeping and Laundry.  GUEST / IAMI Program is designed to meet the standards of the superyacht industry, and all the training is specifically tailored to the tasks carried out by junior interior crew. The full set of IAMI/GUEST interior introductory training certificates allows their holders to apply for GUEST Hospitality Certificate of Competency

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.

Before booking the course, please make sure you read the course delivery, deposit and cancellation policy.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Erin H.
Exceeded my expectations

I thoroughly enjoyed this course, especially the onboard practicals. Getting hands on experience onboard, doing everything we discussed in the classroom. The instructor was extremely engaging. Her background and knowledge reassured me that I was receiving an excellent and thorough education. This course made me even more excited to be joining the industry. I would definitely consider further training with Seascope France.

Thanks to Sami & Faith

It was a very good training course! With Sami and Faith, excellence is key and they do everything to help you reach that!! The training on the boat was a big +.

Lauren T.
Would recommend !

I really enjoyed experiencing service on a boat!
Thanks again