Chief Steward/ess Course

If you are looking to progress into the position of 2nd Steward/ess on a large yacht, or  Chief Steward/ess on a smaller yacht, this is a perfect course to consider!

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SYSA Chief Steward/ess Course

2 Days – R 5 000.00

**For maximum benefit, a minimum of two years’ experience as a Steward/ess on board yacht is required to complete this course:

Course Syllabus Includes:

  • The Role of Chief Steward/ess on Board
  • Interviewing for a Chief Steward/ess Position
  • Website as part of an Interview Tool
  • Crew Agents
  • Chief Steward/ess Contract
  • Hiring and Interviewing Steward/esses
  • Writing of a Steward/ess Training File
  • How to keep Steward/esses motivated and organized
  • Effective Communication
  • Worldwide Provisioning
  • Medical Inventories, Guest Information, Crew Information
  • Guest Preference Sheets/Cheat Sheets
  • Flowers and Flower Orders
  • Advanced Cleaning
  • Guest Welcome Folders
  • Writing Crew Profiles
  • Guest Activities in Caribbean
  • Guest Activities in Mediterranean
  • Formal and Informal Table Settings with tasteful Embellishments
  • Entertainment Planning and Silver Service
  • Buffets, Parties, Picnics, Theme Ideas
  • Communication with Chef
  • Menus
  • Wine Provisioning and Storage
  • Matching Food and Wine
  • Champagne Service
  • Stocking the Bar
  • Popular Alcoholic Beverages
  • Glassware on Board
  • Steward/ess Scheduling with Guests on Board
  • Packing and Unpacking for Guests
  • Amenities offered to Guests
  • Organizational Methods for extensive libraries or books, music and films
  • Convenience and safety in storing provisions
  • Budgets
  • Inventories
  • Shopping list templates
  • Crew Uniforms
  • Purchasing and Care of Fine Serviceware and Linens
  • Maintenance Schedules on board
  • Setting up a yacht for a Boat Show or Prospective Buyers
  • Dealing with Dayworkers
  • Dealing with Chandlers and Suppliers
  • Further Chief Steward/ess Qualifications
  • Collection of Helpful Books
  • What to leave behind when you leave a yacht
  • Shipyard Projects/New Builds
  • Dealing with Customs/Visa issues on board
  • ISPS/ISM
  • Crossings – Preparation and Stowing

 

For any details: Contact  isobel@sysa.co.za 

 

 

 

 

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Experienced Stewardess needed on 22 Sept in Cape Town for a charter (must have at least one season yachting experience).

If available and interested, please contact:
Chandelle 074 335 0007
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POSITIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST!!! - UPDATE!!!

We have some great applications for the various positions already, thanks to those who already applied (we will be in touch with more info soon), but we are still looking for CVs for the following positions:

WORD CV format only, please!!! We will only send more info on the specific jobs if we receive a WORD CV. Spread the word to your friends who meet these requirements! Please mention which position you are applying for when you email us. The CV must also please contain a head and shoulders photo of you in a white formal shirt and females hair tied up.
***All applicants for CHEF positions must also provide a 7 day menu plan
***Yachting and Cruise ship backgrounds will be VERY beneficial
***South African passport holders (could have multiple passports, but one must be a SA Passport)

Senior Butler: Minimum 5 years full-time experience as a Butler and formal Butler qualification
Butler: Minimum 3 years full-time experience as a Butler and formal Butler qualification
Junior Butler: Minimum 2 years full-time experience as a Butler or at 5 star Restaurant/Hotel/Cruise Ship/Yacht
Pastry Chef: Minimum 5 years proven full-time experience as a Pastry Chef at a high-standard establishment or yacht and Chef qualification
Commis Chef: Minimum 2 years full-time Chef experience and Chef qualification
Housekeeping Team Leader: Minimum 2 years full-time experience in Housekeeping in a 5 star Hotel/yacht/high-end private residence
Housekeeper: Proven experience (at least a year) as Housekeeper in 5 star hotels/private residence/yachts
Female Lifeguard: Formal lifeguard qualifications and proven lifeguard experience
MEP Officer: Qualified and experienced in Electrical, Mechanical or Construction (someone who worked in a junior Engineer position on yachts will also be considered)

Please note that due to the high volume of applications, we will only contact the successful candidates with more information and an in-depth description of what each job will entails, as well as salaries offered.

A reminder that these are 1 year contracts, so please do not contact us if you are looking for a 'jol' for a few months.

Send CV to:
enquiries@sysa.co.za
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