Below Deck Alum Adrienne Gang Says Today's Chief Stews Have "It A Lot Easier"
#BelowDeck's Season 1 chief stew sees a lot of differences in the show these days.
When Adrienne Gang was chief stew in Season 1 of Below Deck, there wasn't exactly harmony among the Honor's interior crew. Adrienne butted heads with Captain Lee Rosbach and encountered a ton of pushback while working with stewardesses Kat Held and Samantha Orme.
Now watching the most recent seasons of Below Deck and Below Deck Mediterranean, Adrienne recently told The Daily Dish that she sees a difference in how the current chief stews are getting along with their stewardesses. "I think the chief stews since me have had it a lot easier than I did with the girls that they had. The girls that they had actually wanted to do work. I think Tiffany [Copeland] is amazing. I think the Below Deck Med cast, everybody wanted to be there to do their job, except for one or two people," Adrienne said. "For the most part, as far as the interior crew, I think that Kate [Chastain] and Hannah [Ferrier] both got lucky because they had great girls underneath them that actually wanted to do their job, and I think I was at a deficit there."
Adrienne said Below Deck, now in its fourth season, seems different from Season 1 in other ways as well, such as the fact that crew members have been fired in subsequent installments of the show. "I think that changes it a little bit. It’s a little bit like Survivor now more than anything else, but I really enjoy watching it," she explained. "It’s something that I can still laugh at and that I can still relate to working in the industry."
Adrienne, who still freelances as a chief stew and chef in the yachting industry, said she doesn't watch Below Deck with a critical eye. "I don’t think there's a point of criticizing it because it is what it is and it’s for entertainment value," she said. "I don’t pick it apart."
She said she's also a fan of Below Deck Med and has more recently been seen hanging out with cast members Tiffany and Bryan Kattenburg. "I guess I don’t put a lot of difference between the two of them. To me, they’re the same show, different location," Adrienne said. "I think especially with the crossover of Ben [Robinson] it creates a tie there."
Adrienne said she is particularly a fan of Below Deck Med's chief stew, Hannah. "I think Hannah handles herself amazingly well," she said. "I love watching her because I think she’s really creative, and I think for me, seeing her do things a little differently is always a learning experience."
Watch Hannah get "creative" with the name of one of Ben's dishes last season of Below Deck Med, below.