‘Below Deck Sailing Yacht’: Chef Ben Shares One Crazy Thing Sailing Yacht Chefs Sometimes Have to Do

by Jeremy Spirogis
Jennice Ontiveros, Ben Robinson

Chef Ben Robinson from Below Deck Mediterranean shared perception into what chef Adam Glick could also be going through on Below Deck Sailing Yacht. Both Robinson and Glick had been the yacht chef on Below Deck Med. Now the cooks have one thing else in frequent — they each have been a chef on a crusing yacht.

Jennice Ontiveros, Ben Robinson
Jennice Ontiveros, Ben Robinson |Virginia Sherwood/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal by way of Getty Images

Bravo not too long ago caught up with Robinson and requested him if he had any recommendation for Glick. While he mentioned Glick didn’t want any recommendation, he did share one loopy factor he needed to do when he was a crusing yacht chef. Previews for Below Deck Sailing Yacht already present that Glick has a couple of new challenges he didn’t face on Below Deck Med.

One large change is that when the sails go up, the crusing yacht goes on a tilt (known as heeling), which suggests pots, pans, and meals can go flying within the kitchen. So what did Robinson say he used to do when the crusing yacht would heel?

Robinson used to tie himself to the stovetop

Robinson revealed that when he was a chef on the biggest crusing yacht on this planet he must tie himself to the stovetop as a result of the boat was heeling so drastically to the aspect. “Sometimes at 45 degrees,” he describes. “It’s tough. You’ve actually got to tie yourself to the stovetop in order to not fall into the sink!”

Sailing Europe means that crusing vessels order a “gimbaled stove that stays horizontal as the boat rocks back and forth.” What is a gimbaled range? According to West Marine, “the stove can swing back and forth on two pivot points so it tilts and remains level even when the boat is not. This helps keep pots and pans from sliding around while the boat is heeling or moving. Powerboat stoves are generally not gimbaled.”

Even so, crusing yacht cooks should be cognizant of the meals and instruments within the kitchen. “Everything has to be locked down,” Glick discovered and shared in a Bravo digital unique. “My trashcans, knives. Tomatoes will just roll right off the countertop. This is not a stabilized vessel.”

Robinson was the chef on the biggest crusing yacht on this planet

Robinson shared he was the top chef on Athena, the biggest crusing yacht on this planet. He labored on the majestic crusing yacht earlier than Below Deck, which had a crew of 28.

The 300 foot (plus) tremendous crusing yacht took 4 years to create and is definitely on the market for a cool $45 million, in response to Superyachts.com. Athena cruises at a sooner pace than most motor yachts at 19 knots when it’s at sail.

Athena can accommodate as much as 10 friends within the five-bedroom area. This features a grasp stateroom, one room with twin beds and three rooms with double beds. The crusing yacht additionally options plenty of lounge areas, each contained in the yacht and on the deck.

Although a little bit smaller, Parsifal III is a 180-foot luxurious crusing yacht that will probably be featured on Below Deck Sailing Yacht. Parsifal III can accommodate as much as 12 friends, plus has related facilities as many of the motor yachts featured on Below Deck.

Below Deck Sailing Yacht premiers on Monday, February three at 9 p.m. / eight p.m. central solely on Bravo.

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