Hostess on a yacht usually serves breakfast and lunch, along with refreshment drinks during the day and an afternoon snack. An extra option includes dinner as well. The menu is usually offered in advance, just after the booking is confirmed. The menu can be either accepted or changed by clients in line with their own preferences or diet (vegetarian or vegan menu, food intolerances, etc.). The hostess always has to wake up first because breakfast has to be served when the clients get up. Please, be up at the agreed time because it is disastrous for the crew if the clients are late or too early.  

Right after serving breakfast, the hostess runs under-deck to clean toilets and cabins. She does it on a daily basis, so have in mind allowing her some time and space to do it properly. Right after breakfast is over, the hostess has to do the dishes (usually underway) and plan the snacks and drinks for the swim break and/or lunch. Do not make your hostess do the babysitting because it is not one of her duties. She is quite busy between two meals.

Evenings are usually free for hostesses on a yacht (if she is not obliged to serve dinner). Respect her private time because she has been on duty since early morning. Part of the provisioning can be done in the afternoon or evening, but fresh bread and croissants are only available early in the morning, so the hostess can never afford a lazy morning. It is considered normal that the hostess cannot exactly get the way clients like their eggs done for breakfast or what type of cereals are their favourite, so detailed initial briefing with the hostess is crucial, as well as a patient and understanding communication later on.  

Clients must be aware of the limits of onboard galley and refrigerators, so it is not fair to demand some eccentric or ‘haute cuisine’ meals. For such demands, one should hire a chef, which is also possible. At the end of the day, in case of any dispute or misunderstanding, the issue has to be solved together with the skipper, since he oversees the crew and the yacht. After all, the hostess on a yacht acts like a deckhand in many situations which extend her list of duties. Hostesses are very hard-working crew members and carry a great deal of the responsibility. The clients’ satisfaction relies on her performance to a great extent. Therefore, hostesses are not there to do babysitting, entertain the clients or to party with them. There are other personnel that can be hired for such activities.

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