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The Daily Dish Below Deck Mediterranean

Is Making Crew Lunch Part of Chef Mathew's Job? Malia White Weighs In

The Below Deck Med bosun weighed in on the chef's frustration over being asked to cook for the crew on drop-off day.  

By Abby Feiner
Malia White & Courtney Veale Play Truth or Drink

On Below Deck Mediterranean's July 26 episode, Chef Mathew Shea was surprised and frustrated when Captain Sandy Yawn informed him that he needed to cook crew lunch on drop-off days. 

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"I thought I'd have the day to clean, organize," Mathew said to Sandy, adding in an interview, "I thought I'd have a chance to sit down and plan menus and write inventories and do prep. It's just what needs to be done when you're your own department and get no support."

The rest of the crew was a bit confused, to say the least. "He's irritated he has to cook lunch, which is quite weird," Mzi “Zee” Dempers said with a laugh. "It's like, we need to eat."

"On every boat I've been on, even on drop-off day, we get lunch," Courtney Veale said, to which Malia White responded, "That's normal."

On Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen's July 27 episode, Malia shared more thoughts on Mathew's reaction. "Why do you think Mat was so shocked when he was asked to cook crew lunch? Even on an off day isn't that a part of every yacht chef's job description?" Andy Cohen asked, reading a viewer's question.

"It's definitely something every chef has to do," Malia replied. "I think he was just shocked... I think maybe he thought during filming, things would be different, but it's not."

See more from Malia's WWHL appearance in the video above! 

Want more Below Deck Mediterranean? Season 6 airs Mondays at 9/8c on Bravo with early access to new episodes on Peacock.

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