Below Deck Sailing Yacht is about to serve up a whole new high seas adventure when it premieres on Monday, February 3 at 9/8c. However, there will be one familiar face among the Parsifal III crew to help guide us in the world of sailing yachts: Chef Adam Glick, who, fans know and love from Seasons 2 and 3 of Below Deck Mediterranean.
Adam will be back to hold things down (sometimes literally) in the galley as the heel of the boat, drama among the crew, and hard-to-please charter guests keep the chef on his toes this season. So it's a good thing Adam was able to have a relaxing yet no less epic time in between Below Deck Med Season 3 and the inaugural season of Below Deck Sailing Yacht.
"Between my time off from Below Deck Med and Below Deck Sailing Yacht, I've been able to travel all over the United States. I drove across the country five times. I've just been cooking outdoors over a campfire, really kind of dialing in what makes me happy as a chef," Adam told The Daily Dish while he and chief stew Jenna MacGillivray spoke about the upcoming season of Below Deck Sailing Yacht during an interview in New York City on Monday. "So coming back this year, I feel refreshed, I feel like my food's on point, and I feel like I'm ready to go. It's gonna be a great season."
In case Adam's description of his time on land wasn't awe-inspiring enough, the photos on his Instagram do it justice, showing everything he has been up to since Below Deck Med. As Adam drove and cooked across the country with just a van and his dog Tex, you can see that he took in all the wonders of the great outdoors: beaches, waterfalls, mountains, sand dunes, forests, and everything in between.
But after all of that fun and adventure, Adam told The Daily Dish that "it was time" to get back in the galley. "At some point, you need to go socialize a little bit more, maybe challenge yourself a little bit more," Adam explained. "So yeah, of course, when [Captain Glenn Shephard] called up and said, 'Hey, let's go sailing in Greece,' I said, 'F--k yeah, let's do it.'"
So as the only Below Deck veteran, did Adam have any words of wisdom for the Parsifal III crew? "Listen, I had heaps of advice for the rest of the crew," Adam said. "But whether anyone listens to me is a different story."
Jenna confirmed Adam's theory during their interview with The Daily Dish. "I don't listen to anyone," she chimed in. "I don't like advice from anyone. That's maybe a bad thing, but that's my personality. Unless I ask for it, keep it to yourself."
"Some of us had to learn that the hard way," Adam said. "Or I still haven't learned, actually."
That's just a little taste of the chef-chief stew dynamic we can expect from Adam and his new crewmate Jenna this season of Below Deck Sailing Yacht. Check out more from Adam's return to the galley, above.
Go inside the sailing yacht, below.
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