Has there ever been a humble chef in Below Deck history? At the moment, I cannot think of one. Some of them have at least waited a few episodes before unleashing their crazy and getting demanding.
Chef Kevin Dobson has been very critical of the interior crew, with a list of demands for Kate Chastain and her team. However, it’s not like he’s been Mr. Perfect himself. During the last episode, he yelled at Simone Mashile for no reason. He also failed to order seafood for a “seafood extravaganza”-themed dinner. Seriously, he didn’t order one seafood item. Instead, he just expected the inebriated guests to return to the boat with success from their fishing trip. Now, Captain Lee Rosbach is sounding off on the new Below Deck chef.
Oh my Below Deck where on earth do you find these people? I think it’s safe to say that Helen Hoey‘s friend Brandy is not just sipping on the al-al-al-alcohol, but adding in a little something extra. So that’s where chef Kevin Dobson‘s “extra” went!
Helen and Richard are back, pretending to be foodies who are rich and fabulous. They have brought with them a literal motley crew of cougars. Actually, I think these women were Motley Crue groupies back in the 80s. (Psssst… I think even Tommy Lee quit partying… Maybe?)
On tonight’s Below Deck last year’s charter guests Helen and Richard resurrect to work their black magic upon Thailand, but literally one of their friends is the unliving embodiment of a return from the dead gone wrong!
Charter 2 is starting out with plenty of drama with a wild group of charter guests who loooove to drink. Kate Chastain knows and loves the primaries but their friends… oh my! One gets so frisky Captain Lee Rosbach may have a sexual harassment suit on his hands. Do not let Lee’s wife Mary Anne see this episode!
We are already a few weeks into the Below Deck season and are starting to get a read on the new crew. It appears that at least a few of the crew members will be stirring up high seas drama. Chef Kevin Dobson has already raised the ire of chief stew Kate Chastain by calling her out for poor service at the first crew meeting. No good can come of that! Plus, Kevin has already stirred up a full season of drama in just two episodes with his intestinal issues. Pity the poor charter guests who are now watching the show knowing that he prepared their food!
Crabby third stew Courtney Skippon whines more than any crew member I have ever seen. What’s so bad about being on a yacht making great money in beautiful Thailand? It’s not like you are serving time in a Russian prison, Courtney! You have to wonder what it would be like to be Captain Lee Rosbach and have to deal with some of these characters. What would happen if he could pick his own dream crew for Below Deck?
On last night’s Below Deck there was everlasting love, shitty tantrums, and Abbi Murphy‘s hair blowing in everyone’s faces. Most notably Ashton Pienaar‘s!
So we open on the toilet, where apparently chef Kevin Dobson dreams up all his best dishes. To contrast with footage of Kevin counseling himself through explosive diarrhea, chocolate pudding, and the selection of “very slower” progress anti-poop medication, we also see proof that Kevin is a very thorough hand washer. So diphtheria be damned! Good thing too, because some ‘I Do’ popping is the plan for the evening, and if there’s one dinner you can’t fuck up, it’s the one which will set the tone for the primary charter guest’s marriage.
As Below Deck glides into its second episode of season 7, everything seems to be going swimmingly: the charter guests are happy, the food is good, and the crew is all getting along well. We know from the previews this doesn’t last long, but for now it’s all coming up roses — and rings!
That’s right, I think we’re getting our first ever Below Deck proposal this season when the primary enlists Kate Chastain‘s help to pull off the ultimate surprise.
Captain Lee Rosbach has become an integral part of the Below Deck series. He is the embodiment of a tough boss. Captain Lee has high expectations and leaves little room for error or coddling of his crew. He is respectful but tough on his team, and we’ve only seen him emotional when Ashton Pienaar narrowly avoided certain death last season.
Maybe it’s easy to forget that Captain Lee is also a family man who has vulnerabilities and tragedies as well. In July, Captain Lee shared the heartbreaking news that his son Josh, 42, passed away from a drug overdose. At the time, Captain Lee posted a moving statement on behalf of himself and wife Mary Anne. It was poignant message of love for their son. Now, nearly three months later, Captain Lee is ready to share Josh’s story.
So happy Kate Chastain is back in our lives. If nothing else, Chief Stew Kate is also Chief Stew of Snark. I applaud her continued efforts on behalf of snarkers everywhere. Thankfully Kate has returned for the new season of Below Deck, we’re in Thailand where it is hot and sticky, but the local food is worth multiple bug bites from questionable insects.
The show is making another voyage on the high seas and we are already one episode down. Thanks to #editingbybravo the foreshadowing is on the wall for future troubles the crew will face. When the highly anticipated trailer for the new season was released, viewers saw Kate storming off the vessel whilst advising abdmonimally challenged chef Kevin Dobson to find a new chief stew. Now Kate explains why she peaced out on the chef, and the disappointment she inflicted on Captain Lee Rosbach.