Hazel enjoyed a long career as a Chief Stewardess, joining the industry in 1997 and spending her last 5 years on MY Lady Christine, a privately owned 68M Feadship. As well as being involved with the build, she travelled extensively on the yacht worldwide, working closely with the Captain and owners, managing accounting, provisioning, logistics and maintenance, crew recruitment, as well as the management of the hospitality service and housekeeping. Since retiring from a life at sea she has concentrated on providing training, setting up ‘VIP Service School’ and feels very passionate about helping new crew get a start in the industry.
VIP Service School offers hospitality training for yacht crew in Palma centre and onboard, with courses that can be customised for the individual yacht. Their courses cover all aspects of the interior crew needs and are flexible, offering crew the opportunity to add learning as and when they want. Hazel’s 17 years of experience in the superyacht industry helped her develop a highly practical and realistic approach to training, giving crew a solid foundation of skills from which to develop.