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Wine Perceptions

People who now consider themselves to be well-versed in wine and who are somewhat deprecating of the novice’s wine choice would do well to remember the past. Through the gloom of yesteryear will be spied a bottle of Mateus Rosé, Liebfraumilch, Jacob’s Creek or Piat d’Or lurking on a mental …

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Reclaiming the Galley Without Boiling Over

Question: Ben, Chef 33: “My galley seems to have become the new favourite space for everyone to hang out and chat. If it’s not the stews gossiping in the pantry, it’s the deckies or Captain coming in for a chat and asking what’s for dinner. Sometimes crew start congregating about …

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5 Keys to Hosting a Great Party

The day of the party arrives. You know that all your advanced planning and preparation will make logistics go smoothly. Now it is time to be a host. You want your guests to feel they wouldn’t mind if the party went on forever. What makes a good host? How do …

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Eating Etiquette for Formal Occasions

The purpose of a formal meal is to socialise, satisfying your hunger might or might not happen along the way. Eat quietly taking small bites at a time whilst eating with your mouth closed. Don’t blow on hot food to cool it . Wait until it cools down if you …

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What Safety Training Do Cabin Crew Undergo?

In my last article I discussed the importance of safety training for anybody tasked with working onboard a private aircraft. I am often asked what training do Cabin Crew actually go through? Cabin Crew working in commercial operations in Europe have to complete an Attestation of Cabin Crew, this is …

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The Modern Day Housekeeper

If you look on our private staffing jobs board you will see many private employers seeking live in or live out housekeepers. Most of these clients will have far better than average homes with a lifestyle with more ‘storys’ than their modest 4 floored Chelsea home. The problem with having …

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