Top Notch Tabletop Challenge @PBIBS2022

When I was asked what my favorite part of the Top Notch Tabletop Challenge at the Palm Beach Boat Show was this past weekend, it was hard to answer. There were so many great moments, but I must say, the Awards Presentation onboard M/Y Inspired, a 127' Crescent, was the high-light.

​This year we changed the format due to Covid 19. After much thought and closer review, we decided to host a virtual experience on Instagram. We had 13 yachts signed in, yet only 7 made the deadline for our award ceremony.

To see the friendship, enthusiasm, and support within the group of participants was awe-inspiring! One chief stew jumped up and bear-hugged another chief stew to congratulate her after winning Stylish Menu Design. From there, the energy was at another level.

Second Stew Justin, from M/Y Inspired, read the winning caption, which I believe everyone should read. They shared that during their last charter, they hid a time capsule to be dug up when they come back next year. How cool is that?



Our guests of honor, Julie Perry, author of "The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess"  and Irma Malabanan from Savvy Maritime Academy, presented prizes.
Julie Perry, author of "The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess" and Irma Malabanan from Savvy Maritime Academy.

Our guests of honor, Julie Perry, author of "The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess" and Irma Malabanan from Savvy Maritime Academy, presented prizes.

Suki Finnerty photographed the winners for Dockwalk magazine and videotaped the Tip of the Day. We can't wait to see it! COMING SOON! We met Carrie Bailey from the Triton as well as the new owners, Jim Bronstein and Kevin Quirk. We caught up with our dear friend and colleague, Ami Ira, owner of Blue Oceans Yachting on the docks. They are all sponsors of Top Notch Tabletop.

What better way that to launch a Global contest, than at the Palm Beach Boat Show 2022. It was great to be out, and we had perfect Florida weather. Mega- THANKS to all our sponsors including MPT, AlenneKeenan.com, author of the Yacht Guru's Bible, Chief Stew Bugsy Drake, author of The Art of Tablescaping, Christofle, Meridian, The Cocktail Guru, Indigo Hues and SuperYachtResume for your continued support.


This is the link to all the settings shared at the Palm Beach Intl. Boat Show 2022.


​Now it's time to REGISTER - DESIGN -&- SHARE your Top Notch Tabletops and compete for the title "Utmost Inspiring Top Notch Tabletop: Global Entries". Awards will be given at the Triton Expo May 25th, 2022. For more information, please email us at info@topnotchtabletop.com.

Cris Clifford

Founder of TopNotchTabletop.com and Aqualuxe Outfitting

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