Chef Rachel Reveals Why She Is the First ‘Below Deck’ Chef Who Doesn’t Freak Out Over Vegan and Gluten-Free Requests

by Jeremy Spirogis
Rachel Hargrove

For the primary time in Below Deck historical past, the sequence includes a chef who not solely doesn’t panic when company request vegan or gluten-free delicacies, she embraces it. Chef Rachel Hargrove didn’t flinch when the primary group of demanding company required vegan and gluten-free choices. Her perspective was: Bring it.

Rachel Hargrove
Rachel Hargrove |Laurent Basset/Bravo

Longtime viewers all the time put together for a chef meltdown each time the phrase “vegan” or dietary necessities grace the choice sheet. But this daring new chef to the sequence was comfortable to deal with dietary restrictions as a result of she understands the request from the visitor’s perspective.

“I had gastro issues and it was really bad,” Hargrove informed Showbiz Cheat Sheet. She didn’t understand it on the time, however a parasite was making her sick. As a result, she dove headfirst into finding out a big swath of cuisines as a way to ameliorate the ache she endured.

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Hargrove studied macrobiotics, which is a food plan that’s low in animal fats with a powerful concentrate on plant-based vitamin. “That was the initial reason why I initially [got into a variety of cuisines],” she stated about coping with abdomen points.

“I realized that the macrobiotics was really good, but it wasn’t alleviating [the actual issue],” she continued. “I just couldn’t put my finger on it. So I went to India and I ended up learning about Ayurvedic [cooking].”

“Grounded in a Hindu system of medicine, an Ayurvedic diet instructs you to eat according to a dominant dosha (energy type),” Chrissy Carroll, RD, MPH informed Very Well Fit. “There is no scientific rationale for this style of eating, but experts agree the focus on unprocessed foods and mindful eating are both valuable takeaways.”

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Hargrove finally discovered a treatment to deal with the parasite after her travels took her all over the world. As a result, she fearlessly tackles any visitor request with gusto, and her expertise reveals in her meals. The company gushed in regards to the multi-nation delicacies she needed to whip up on the fly and Below Deck solid members like Kate Chastain and Captain Lee Rosbach are big followers.

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Hargrove already flexing her muscle groups as the primary feminine chef to dominate a Below Deck kitchen. So why has it taken this lengthy for her to be on the present? It’s no secret that she and Chastain are longtime buddies. But Hargrove has been hesitant to cook dinner on digital camera. “My family weren’t big supporters of me doing a reality show,” she admitted. Plus she doesn’t assume she was prepared till now to do the present.

Hargrove stated her boyfriend lastly impressed her to take a leap of religion and command the chef function on the present. But as soon as she began working, Hargrove realized she wasn’t thrilled with having a digital camera homing in on each transfer she made within the kitchen.

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“It was completely different [than regular yachting],” Hargrove stated about engaged on a ship with cameras. She liked the manufacturing crew, however stated having a digital camera put extra stress on her. “But then they are standing in certain spaces when you are trying to work,” she stated. “And you are like, ‘I love you but get the f**k out of my way.’”

She loved working with everybody on the crew, particularly Rosbach. But who does she inform to go “f**k yourself” within the season eight trailer? “I can’t tell you who, but it may or may not have happened because the camera said so,” she laughed.

Below Deck is on each Monday at 9/8c on Bravo.

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