Hostess Academy

It pays to see the world

During an intense 9 days in Split, Croatia, you'll learn about life on board a yacht and some basic sailing skills. The course consists of theoretical work, practical application and mentoring to give you the necessary skills to excel as a professional hostess.

Is this course for you?

Are you creative with food? Do you get excited creating new dishes and throwing dinner parties for your friends and family? Are you enthusiastic and social? Can you solve problems and think on your feet? Most importantly, do you have a great attitude towards life? If yes to all the above, this course is for you!


Recipe for success

1. Experience


Previous experience in hospitality, events or customer service and a solid foundation of cooking skills. This should all be complemented with an outgoing and energetic personality.
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2. Apply


Create an account, fill out the application form and select the course you wish to register for. We have many applicants so be sure to spend some time making yourself stand out.
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3. Prepare


Practice makes perfect. Master your favourite dishes. Review the content we send you. Host dinner parties and become comfortable with cooking for 8-12 people. Improvise, be creative and practice catering to common dietary requirements.
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4. Pass


After successfully passing Hostess Academy you will be offered contracts with our partners around the world based on availability and performance.
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Course Summary

During Hostess Academy you'll complete a program that will turn you into a professional maritime hostess. During the 9 days you will complete cooking course modules, practice catering for up to ten guests, learn about crew management, leadership, contracts, insurance, life onboard a yacht and some basic sailing skills.

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Applications Open 1st December
Week 13 29th March - 8th April
Week 14 5th April - 14th April
Week 16 19th April - 28th April
Week 17 26th April - 5th May
Week 19 10th May - 19th May
Week 20 17th May - 26th May

Sail the world while getting paid

Whats Included

  • A week sailing in Croatia

  • Food and drinks onboard

  • Course materials

  • Professional instructions

Additional Costs

  • Travel to Split, Croatia

  • Transfer to the marina

  • First night accommodation and food

  • One group dinner out mid week