‘Below Deck’: Captain Lee Reveals Professional Yacht Chefs Can Make up To $10,000 a Month

by Jeremy Spirogis
Chef Adam Glick

Captain Lee Rosbach from Below Deck not too long ago shared how significantly profitable it’s to be knowledgeable yacht chef.

He opened up on Twitter about tipping and cash in yachting, sharing {that a} chef like Ben Robinson may make wherever from $8,000 to $10,000 monthly. Like most positions in yachting, wage (and certain suggestions) are based mostly on the scale of the vessel and the expertise of the chef. Yacht chef salaries can vary from as little as $36,000 to $80,000 per 12 months, in line with Crew Finders.

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While cooks can make critical financial institution, the job comes with simply as a lot stress. Below Deck viewers have seen the anxiousness coming from nearly each chef on the present as they’re tasked with feeding everybody on the boat, together with the crew. Rosbach stated he tries to present the chef a break on crew meals when attainable.

“Sometimes when we’re on the dock we will order in to cut him or her some slack,” Rosbach shared. “And sometimes it’s nice to eat local comfort food. Win, win.”

The job has massive monetary rewards however excessive stress

Robinson has brazenly shared that yacht cooks are underneath a substantial degree of stress. “It’s the hardest job there is,” Robinson admitted within the Below Deck Med After Show. “Because you are on your own and you are in charge of provisioning, budgeting, It’s a tiny little space, you have no help.”

“I’m not attributing the failures of the other two chefs either,” Robinson stated in regards to the two cooks who labored earlier than him throughout season 4. “A good chef will be able to rise above it. But it’s tough. It’s a tough gig.” 

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Third stew Anastasia Surmava was promoted to the chef place after the primary chef was fired. She managed to bang out a couple of charters however ultimately turned so overwhelmed she informed Captain Sandy Yawn she couldn’t deal with the job any longer.

Robinson says yacht chef work is brutal. “Since Below Deck, I can safely say I haven’t labored that arduous. I don’t suppose it’s attainable for a human to work that arduous since I labored about 20 hours a day for six weeks straight,” he informed Bravo’s The Daily Dish. “I was obviously a little scared as well at the same time. Can I handle it? I knew I could mentally handle it, but physically — am I physically able?”

Yachties in each place can make financial institution

Colin Macy-O’Toole from Below Deck Mediterranean needs he went into yachting instantly after he graduated from faculty. “I’d probably start right out of college at age 22 and then put in about five years of work on yachts,” he informed Showbiz Cheat Sheet in 2019.  “Depending on where you live, you could even save enough money to buy a house.”

 Financially savvy crew members can save s significant slice of their loot and handle to solely work a couple of months out of the 12 months too. “Of course I’m very frugal and live a pretty minimalist lifestyle,” Rhylee Gerber from Below Deck stated. “But I used to be capable of stretch the 2 months I labored on My Seanna on Below Deck, plus about 60 days working in Alaska.” 

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Plus, all the crew’s bills are coated. “If I wanted $60 face cream, it would be paid for,” Gerber stated. Rosbach backed up Gerber’s declare sharing that crew members don’t have any bills. “We pay for everything but their underwear. What they are left with is pre tax disposable income. In theory, they could bak 90% of that,” he tweeted.

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