Chief First Class Steward

The chief steward, who was Andrew Latimer (1857-1912) on the Titanic, his duties during the voyage were was the responsibility for all the stewards in first class and attending each dining seating to make sure it is ran smoothly.
Was being in charge of all the first class stewards and attending every dining seating to make sure everything ran smoothly really his only duties? Did he do nothing but that? was that all he did the whole voyage before the sinking? Also thank you for the first reply.
 
Was being in charge of all the first class stewards and attending every dining seating to make sure everything ran smoothly really his only duties? Did he do nothing but that? was that all he did the whole voyage before the sinking?
Thomas said The chief steward, who was Andrew Latimer (1857-1912) on the Titanic, his duties during the voyage were was the responsibility for all the stewards in first class and attending each dining seating to make sure it is ran smoothly. Being responsible for rest of the first class stewards would have meant he had to oversee that their other - other than dining seating - duties were conducted properly. Considering that the First Class passengers those days were quite a pampered lot, I think Latimer's responsibilities were quite extensive and time consuming.
 
What was his daily routine on board the Titanic? While it is known that he oversaw the first-class stewards and attended each dinner seating, i have questions about other aspects of his job. For instance, did he have any direct interactions with passengers or crew members beyond observing the first-class stewards? Additionally, was he responsible for managing the inquiry office when the purser was unavailable, or did he leave that task to the clerks? Is it also possible that he reviewed the printed menus and inspected the food in the kitchen. Did he communicate with the second-class chief steward or discuss matters with the purser? Surely, there must have been more to his duties than simply overseeing the stewards and stewardesses. Did he handle complaints, and if so, what methods did he use to discipline stewards or stewardesses? And where did he eat? In the pantry lounge?
 
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