‘Below Deck Down Under’ Chef Ryan Explains Why Kate Chastain Is His Kind Of Chief Stew – She’s Not So Sure [Exclusive]
Chief Ryan McKeown of Under the bridge below may not have gelled with chief stew Aesha Scott, but he’s confident it would work well with the former Under the bridge chief stew Kate Chastain.
McKeown said he liked a chief stew that would put him in his place and joked about it on social media. One fan said he’d like to see Chastain or Chief Stew Hannah Ferrier from Under the Mediterranean Bridge take it down a notch. His answer ? “Yes please.”
Chef Ryan Would Love To Work With ‘Below Deck’ Kate Chastain
McKeown told Showbiz Cheat Sheet that he’s been a fan of Chastain since his debut on Under the bridge. “I like his attitude,” he said. “It’s a good attitude and a bad attitude, but she also has balls. Like, she’s a bada** chick and she’s not afraid to lay against someone like who I had to work who just goes and complains. Say it with me.
“But Kate? Who wouldn’t want to work with Kate,’ he said. “She’s an OG. I’ve been following her for a long time on social media. Not even watching the show. Chastain worked in conflict with several hard-nosed bosses, including Ben Robinson, Kevin Dobson and, of course, Leon Walker. Although she managed to create a working relationship with some of the most combustible chefs, she never found a rhythm with some of them. For example, Walker wanted to stick it on her, so he poured a pot of honey all over her bed when she was off the boat.
Kate is considering more of a ‘rocket’ on Chief Ryan’s bed instead of a smackdown
McKeown might think Chastain would take it down a few notches, but she told Showbiz Cheat Sheet she wasn’t very confrontational. “It’s really flattering that he wants to work with me,” she said. “But it’s a bit like people who play in the Little League and who dream of reaching the major leagues. But you have to get out of Little League first.
“And I hate confrontation,” she added. “I’m more of a passive-aggressive fighter, that’s my favorite. I love creative revenge. So I don’t think I would face him. I hate to tell her, but Hannah would.
Ferrier, who is included in the original meme, is not McKeown’s favorite. In fact, they are currently in a war of words on social media. “Hannah wants to throw shade on Twitter? he said. “I’m not on Twitter. Bring it on. Bring it to Instagram for me.
But Chastain, who captained the stew for six seasons, thinks Scott and McKeown are doing their best under the unusual circumstances. “Aesha is like the nicest person ever,” she said. “I think they are both trying to do their best in fairly important department head positions. And both are trying to prove themselves. So it’s not a good match when you have two people who need someone to lean on.
Would Chef Ryan return to ‘Under Deck’ after this season?
After confronting Scott and Captain Jason Chambers, McKeown said, without much hesitation, that he probably wouldn’t do another season of the show. But, he joked that he would love to be a charter guest and even bring another Under the bridge mean to him.
“Probably not. Absolutely not,” he said of a comeback.[Well], maybe if they let me, I’ll charter it. I would really like to do that. I’d probably bring that a**hole with me from [Below Deck] Veil [Yacht]he said, referring to charter guest Charles Sanders. “We also connected online. Yeah, I’ll fucking bring Chuck with me.
In the meantime, McKeown is preparing several terrestrial projects – including a podcast.
Episodes of Under the bridge below are currently airing on Peacock.
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