The Top Notch Table Top Competition is an event where stewardesses can showcase their creative talent in 7 different categories: Most Artistic Napkin Fold, Top Creative Centerpiece, Stylish Menu Design, Best Beverage Presentation, Luxe Interior, Outdoor Chic, and Tip of the Day.
14 yachts & 33 stews participated in the 2017 Palm Beach International Boat Show edition, with three yachts winning the lovely bluewater gift bags filled with Blanc de Bleu bubbly, a signature handmade glass-bead necklace and earring set, and a great assortment of bluewater swag.
Chief Stew Ashleigh Dugdale, along with Cayla Platt, Goody De Johghe and Kelly Spencer of M/Y Spirit, won 1st place for the Stylish Menu Design Category. The crew of Spirit displayed a Bohemian Chic Outdoor table setting, incorporating succulents, sage, carnations, cactus, an array of vases, crystals, rosemary, and thyme, arrayed on a soft, muted-green velvet table cover. The simple napkin fold was the perfect accent, with sprigs of evergreen rosemary to complete the earthy look. The Drink of the Day was a refreshing, rum-based iced tea concoction named “Spice of Spirit”, that featured black chai, cinnamon, star anise, rosemary, thyme, coconut cream and an interesting black-salt rim.
Chelsea Gallaguer of M/Y Te Manu won 1st place for the Best Beverage Presentation Category. Te Manu’s crew offered their guests a beautiful fresh lemonade beverage presentation as they boarded. Chelsea Gallagher crafted the yacht’s specialty drink: the Te Manu (a term that refers to the Maori kite bird of Polynesia). The lemon garnish affixed to the glass depicted a bird gliding in the wind. This charming presentation was definitely one of the highlights of the day.
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