‘Below Deck’: Captain Lee Would Would Only Hire 2 Cast Members From ‘Below Deck Med’ Season 5

Captain Lee Rosbach from Below Deck maintains a very short list of team members he would consider working with and could only name two teams Below Mediterranean Deck Season 5.

Captain Lee Rosbach, Adrian Martin, Ashton Pienaar, Laura Betancourt, Kate Chastain
Captain Lee Rosbach, Adrian Martin, Ashton Pienaar, Laura Betancourt, Kate Chastain | Greg Endries / Bravo / NBCU Photo Bank

Rosbach said he would work with chef Hindrigo “Kiko” Lorran and direct deckhand Alex Radcliffe when he appeared on Watch what happens live with Andy Cohen. Both crew members minimized drama and always had a good view at work.

Rosbach said he would rather have a positive view in a chef over skill. “Oh God that such a thing reappears on hire boats,” Rosbach said of chef Tom Checketts ’tantrum when the preparations were not as good. “That’s just happening. It’s a way of life. So you change and make it happen. The good ones, the great ones make it happen and they don’t take everyone else down the path. ”

“I’m not a big fan of temper tantrums,” Rosbach continued. “I don’t deal with that well. So I’m more interested in someone who can go with the flow and change and still get the job done. Just going with the flow. There is only so much you can do with what you have to work with. ”

Captain Lee always chooses Kate Chastain

Chief steward Kate Chastain retired after last season and Rosbach admits it is almost impossible to find a new chief steward to replace him. WWHL Andy Cohen asked how the new chief steward, Francesca Rubi, compared to Chestnut.

“Kate will always have a very sweet place in my heart,” he replied. “Because we have worked together for a long time. And it was my right hand. ”

He also said he would like to work with Eddie Lucas bosun again as well. Fans at the time did not realize that Rosbach was preparing to shoot season 8 with Lucas. Deckhands Baker Manning and Connie Arias also made Rosbach’s list throughout the event. “I like Baker,” he said. “Baker was just a hardworking girl and her feelings were on the seam, I didn’t worry about one goddamn thing because I do the same way. ”

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