Chef Ryan McKeown out Below Deck Down Under It may not have worked out with Chief Stew Aesha Scott, but he’s confident he’d work well with the former Under deck Chef Stew Kate Chastain.
McKeown said he likes a boss stew putting him in his place and joked about it on social media. One fan commented that they would like to see either Chastain or Chief Stew by Hannah Ferrier Below deck Mediterranean take him down a step. His answer? “Yes, please.”
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Chef Ryan would like to collaborate with Below Deck’s Kate Chastain
McKeown told Showbiz Cheat Sheet that he’s been a fan of Chastain since their early days Under deck. “I like their attitude,” he said. “It’s a good attitude and a bad attitude, but she also has balls. She’s a bada** chick and she is don’t be afraid to put it down as opposed to someone like the one I’ve had to work with who just goes around whining. Bring it out with me.”
“But Kate? Who wouldn’t want to work with Kate,” he said. “She’s an OG. I’ve been following her on social media for a long time. Even without seeing the show.” Chastain worked his way through Conflict with several cantankerous cooks including Ben Robinson, Kevin Dobson and – of course – Leon Walker. While she managed to develop a working relationship with some of the more combustible chefs, she never found the right groove with some of them. For example, Walker wanted to stick it on her, so he poured a jar of honey all over her bed when she was off the boat.
Kate envisions a “rocket ship” on Chef Ryan’s bed rather than a smackdown
McKeown might think Chastain would drag him down a few notches, but she told Showbiz Cheat Sheet that she’s not very confrontational. “It’s really flattering that he wants to work with me,” she said. “But it’s like people who play in the little league and have dreams of making it into the major leagues. But first you have to get out of Little League.”
“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 punch him in the face. I hate to tell him, but Hannah would.”
Ferrier, featured 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 cast shadows on Twitter?” he said. “I’m not on Twitter. Bring it on. Put it on Instagram for me.”
But Chastain, who played Chief Stew for six seasons, believes Scott and McKeown are simply doing their best under unusual circumstances. “Aesha is the nicest person ever,” she said. “I think they’re both just trying to do their best in pretty big department head positions. And both are trying to prove themselves. So it’s not a good game when you have two people who need someone to lean on.”
Would Chef Ryan return to Below Deck after this season?
After falling out with both 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 deck villain along with him.
“Probably not. Absolutely not,” he said of a return. “[Well], maybe if they let me on it I’ll charter it. I would actually like to do that. I’d probably bring the a***hole out with me [Below Deck] Sail [Yacht]‘ he said, referring to charter guest Charles Sanders. “We also connected online. Yes, I’m bringing Chuck, damn it.”
Meanwhile, McKeown is cooking up several land-based projects — including a podcast.
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