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education requirements


expected salary range

$35K to $100K

training area


Provides guest services, food prep and custodial services for passengers and crew onboard a vessel in a professional and safe manner. As part of the guest-services team, stewards perform tasks in the galley/kitchen, dining room/cafeteria, crew and officer mess halls, public lounges, staterooms and all other areas as assigned. This is a career for someone who takes pride in his or her work – and is bored working in a restaurant that doesn’t move.

Here’s where you get it:

Basic TrainingAVTEC – SewardNoUSCG5 days
Basic Shipboard Culinary TrainingAVTEC – SewardNoUSCG5 days
Culinary ArtsAVTEC – SewardNoUSCG1260 hours
StewardAlaska Maritime Apprenticeship ProgramNoVariesVaries

AMEC is a 2021 Center of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education (CoE).

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