Immersive program

7 days

This immersive week in a Palace will allow you to acquire all required skills for a career enhancement in the yachting industry. This unique program is relying on operational and academic courses like grooming standards, luxury attitude, housekeeping best practices & art of silver service.

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Program detailed

Day 1


  • Welcoming breakfast
  • Welcoming speach, setting up rules and mutual objectives
  • Student introduction
  • Visit of the property
  • Room Check in

Yachting industry

  • Number & types of yachts – State of Yachting
  • Private and Commercial Yachts, Chain of Command, Rank & Position, Rules Onboard, Preference Forms
  • Daily duties on board, General on-board information


  • Staff grooming, hairstyle, make up, nail, perfum, shaving, hygiene, tatoo cover make up
  • Personal Appearance & Hygiene

Luxury Attitude

  • With the guests & co-worker
  • Attitude, Wordings


Day 2


  • Waxing shoes, Shoe polishing & cleaning
  • Uniform
  • Art of Ironing : shirt, trousers with pleats, polo, shorts, t-shirt, underwear, dress, how to press a jacket
  • Sewing work shop – button, hem
  • Different type of cleaning products for different surfaces & fabrics – Cleaning Supplies
  • Cleaning without Guests Onboard
  • Cleaning with Guests Onboard
  • How to clean a bathroom ?
  • How to remove stain from carpet
  • Bed Making – practical
  • Eye for details
  • Public spaces cleaning
  • Checklists for housekeeping and cabin set up


Day 3


  • Equipment maintenance – Laundry procedure – Laundry Label
  • Laundry & Stain Removal
  • Linen management (storage & care)
  • Stain-free technics
  • In-Cabin Service
  • VIP Welcoming – Principal
  • Flower and fruit basket arranging – symmetry, design, greenery, equipment, plant care, cut flower, arranging bouquets
  • How to check a room ?
  • Turndown service (dinner)
  • Room amenities
  • Unpacking guests belongings


Day 4

The Art of Service

  • History of Gastronomy
  • Anecdotes of historical customs
  • Culinary terms
  • How to behave in front of guests, proactivity
  • Luxury codes, expression, attitude, excellence expertise, savoir être/faire
  • Protocole, Taylor made service, how to create a climate of trust
  • Sharing of experiences, positive feedbacks, challenges, set mutual objectives
  • Adapt the service to the related culture, 5 classics words for Indians, Russian, Japenese, French, German, Spanish, Chino, Arabs, Kosher…
  • Sequence of services, Guest path
  • Guest welcoming protocole – sitting etiquette – F&B etiquettes
  • Internal communication, challenges faced, objectives – Briefing content, task distribution, predinner check list, organiszation & flow of the service
  • How to present a Menu ?
  • How to provide a discret service ? How to leave the table ?
  • Standing cocktail/on board parties : attitudes, organisation, mise en place, equipment…
  • Words to banish : No problem, small, ok…
  • Polishing Silver


Day 5

The Art of Service

  • Various Utensils
  • Tableware, glassware, silverware, equipment needeed
  • Table Place Settings
  • Mise en place of a table
  • Table decorating (Theory & principles of design, working with greenery, creative use of water, mystery box challenge)
  • Linen, napkin folding
  • Tray Service (Beverage Service and Room service)
  • Food & Beverage HACCP/HABC – Hygiene codes
  • Microbiological hazards (bacteria), Spoilage and preservation, Food poisoning and its control, Contamination hazards and controls, Food handlers and personal hygiene, Food premises and equipment, Food pests and control cleaning and disinfection Food safety and law enforcement.
  • Guest preferences and dietary requirements, Allegies, food restrictions management, Various Diets (veg, kosher,etc.)
  • How to manage and resolve guest complaints. How to deal with drunk guests, annoyed guests, over demanding guests…
  • How do to an inventory
  • Checklists and SOPs for service LQA Leading Quality Standards


Day 6

The Art of Service

  • Tray handling exercices (soupe, martini glasses…in the stairs)
  • Carving and serving ustensils, the basic rules of carving
  • Synchronised service, french, russian, plated (american) style service, silver (english) service, Family service
  • Fileting, side board/gueridon service : beef carving, rack of Lamb, poultry, seabream, Seabass in a salty crust, Turbot, Lobster, Caviar service, type of bread, Truffle shaving, Chocolate service, Pasta service, Side service, English, French, Russian service, crepes flambéed, Side service (dressing, sauce…), cheese service, french/italian dressing, cocktail sauce, shrimp sauce, beef tartare, salmon tartare, oysters service, fruits…
  • Setting up a buffet & Beach BBQ
  • Hot Beverage service, tea time experience


Day 7

Day off – Outdoor Team building

  • Final Exam
  • Sunday afternoon Baou de St Jeannet trekking – Team building exercice
  • Check out

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