Captain Lee From ‘Below Deck’ Says He’s Looking for a New Chief Stew Like Kate Chastain

by Jeremy Spirogis
Captain Lee Rosbach, Kate Chastain

Captain Lee Rosbach from Below Deck lately shared that discovering a brand new chief stew to take Kate Chastain’s place isn’t a simple feat.

Chastain resigned from her position as chief stew on the aquatic docuseries after six seasons on the present. She dropped hints towards the tip of season seven, particularly after she noticed the primary yacht she labored on whereas filming her closing season in Thailand. Although she appeared prepared to maneuver on, information that she was leaving the present took Rosbach abruptly.

Captain Lee Rosbach, Kate Chastain
Captain Lee Rosbach, Kate Chastain |Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank by way of Getty Images

“That was out of left field. I did not see that coming at all. I was totally blown away,” Rosbach instructed Hollywood Life. “Kate referred to as me and it was a bittersweet factor. She let me know that she wasn’t going to return again, however she thought it was time to maneuver on. She’s bought greater and higher issues to do and I used to be blissful for her. But, I used to be unhappy in the identical breath as a result of she’s a valued member of my crew and he or she’s a valued member of Below Deck and the present, so, massive sneakers to fill for any individual, or attempt to do it, yeah. I miss Kate.” 

There’s no ‘replacing’ Kate Chastain

Rosbach continued by saying discovering somebody to fill her sneakers received’t be simple. Below Deck season eight was in the course of filming within the Caribbean. But manufacturing was reduce quick as a result of pandemic.

So clearly, Rosbach labored with a brand new chief stew, who has but to be revealed. However, it seems that Rosbach should be in search of that excellent match. “I’m looking for somebody that has that work ethic [like Kate’s], that has the proper attitude towards sub-ordinance. Someone who isn’t on a power trip,” he remarked throughout his interview.

Adding that he would need somebody who’s “Quick-witted, can think on their feet and [someone] that I don’t have to babysit. Here’s your job, here’s your tools, now go get your job done. If you keep coming to me for every little thing. And if I have to do my job and your job then I obviously don’t need you, so I’m looking for somebody who can stand on their own and function well.” Rosbach stated though a variety of stews have proven management, Chastain didn’t provide any solutions on her substitute.

But they didn’t hit it off instantly both

Although Rosbach is lacking his right-hand girl, he added through the interview that he and Chastain didn’t hit it off throughout her first season on the present. Chastain was Rosbach’s second chief stew. Adrienne Gang held the position throughout season one however Chastain moved within the following season.

“Kate and I didn’t hit it off on season two. We didn’t hit it off at all,” he stated. “We had some rough spots, but you have to give it a chance to mature and grow, and the rest is history.”

One cause he and Chastain didn’t see eye to eye stemmed from the notorious “rocketship” blanket fold incident. Repeat visitor Dean Slover remarked about Chastain’s stern demeanor so she passive-aggressively created a blanket fold on his mattress in a phallic form. He instructed Rosbach about it and Chastain denied she purposefully created the form to resemble a penis. Rather she was sculpting a rocketship.

Rosbach recalled the season through the season seven reunion when requested if he’d ever been indignant with Chastain. “Oh hell yes,” he stated through the second a part of the reunion. “I mean there’s a lot that Kate and I have discussed. There’s a time when she lied to me about the penis blanket.”

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