‘Below Deck Med’: Which Crew Member Has To Hit a Home Run for Charter Guest Johnny Damon?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Tom Checketts

Below Deck Mediterranean constitution visitor, MLB nice Johnny Damon returns and the strain is on one crew member particularly.

Damon, spouse Michelle, and buddies appeared on the sequence throughout season 4. While the company partied arduous, Damon and his spouse mentioned the meals missed the mark. He favored his meals extraordinarily scorching and the temperature was typically off.

Tom Checketts
Tom Checketts | Karolina Wojtasik/Bravo

Damon’s spouse Michelle mentioned the meals merely wasn’t “five star.” Third stew turned chef Anastasia Surmava balked on the remarks within the Below Deck Med After Show. But Captain Sandy Yawn knew delicacies would finally be a sticking level for Damon now that he makes a return to the present.

All eyes will doubtless be on chef Tom Checketts who solely just lately joined the crew this season. So what’s Checketts up in opposition to and what’s he going to should get proper this time?

Johnny and Michelle Damon dish about they needed from the expertise

The couple defined what they hoped to realize from being on a luxurious yacht. “Mostly we said we wanted to experience more of the local cuisine,” Michelle Damon advised Bravo’s The Daily Dish podcast. “We didn’t want to have American food like cheeseburgers or tacos; we just wanted to have more of the local delicacies.” 

However, Johnny Damon mentioned a few of the native fare wasn’t his favourite. “We were on a boat so I know that’s difficult,” he remarked. “I know I had to send back a rare steak but that stuff happens. You can always undercook and still get the steak right but once you overcook … so I get it. I wasn’t too upset. But we did get some weird delicacy that we probably asked for. It was disgusting; it was, like, a sea urchin.”

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He additionally mentioned his meals wasn’t constantly scorching, which chef Ben Robinson remedied for future charters. The galley kitchen wasn’t near the eating space, so Robinson bought steel domes that he positioned over the dishes. The domes saved the meals scorching and had been eliminated as soon as the plates had been delivered.

Anastasia Surmava was stunned with the Damons remarks

Surmava was greatly surprised when the Damons complained in regards to the meals. “I never got any negative feedback and then at the end, they went to Captain Sandy and were like, “We didn’t like her food,’” she mentioned within the  Below Deck Med After Show. “And then they were like, ‘Come to our ski house in Colorado, we wish we could take you home with us.’”

“But then they went to my boss and told her that like, it wasn’t really good,” she added. “Why say that at the end of the charter?” She additionally shared that she was all the time open to creating something the company requested too.

“I told them in the beginning if there’s anything I can change that you don’t like, tell me and I’ll change it,” she mentioned.

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Surmava shared with Showbiz Cheat Sheet that the chef place is very irritating. “The huge thing is you don’t have a team,” she mentioned. “You’re completely by yourself and you don’t have your bussers and dishwashers and your pastry chef. You don’t have any support, really. On the bigger yachts, you may have a sous chef and a crew chef. But generally, you don’t.”

“So you’re everything, you’re it,” she added. “It’s really stressful and you have to be so organized and so good with time management. I think a lot of people watch the show and were like, ‘How come you just couldn’t get it out hot or on time?’”

Johnny Damon returns to Below Deck Mediterranean on Monday at 9/8c on Bravo.

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