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Would the passengers personal maids like the ones that are with them 24/7, not the ones employed by the white star line, be able to have access to titanic's kitchens if there employer wanted a cup of tea?
 

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Nobody but the victualling crew had access to the kitchens. The 1st Class bedroom stewards, who could be summoned by an electric bell in every stateroom, were able to prepare light refreshments in small pantries scattered throughout the accommodation areas. Once a tea tray had been delivered to a stateroom a personal servant might take over to serve it, but the steward or stewardess would do that too if required.
 

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By "light refreshments" I assume we are talking coffee, tea, hot chocolate, broth, biscuits, possibly toast and that would be about it?
 

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I would imagine that's the territory - only those things that could be prepared and served up quickly without specialised catering skills. Violet Jessop didn't shed much light (if any) on the purpose of the service pantries, but she did make it clear that a 1st Class passenger could send a steward to obtain even a full meal from the main kitchen/pantry area if required.
 
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With the fact that breakfast was served from 8:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M., was there a specific time in which bedroom stewards/stewardesses would wake and serve morning tea to their First-Class Passengers in their cabins?
 
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