Things weren't looking good for Mila Kolomeitseva on Below Deck Mediterranean. After the charter guests didn't seem to be digging the chef's food and third stew Anastasia Surmava was brought in to run things in the galley, no one was really quite sure what would become of Mila.
We finally learned Mila's fate at the beginning of Monday night's episode of Below Deck Med. Captain Sandy Yawn decided that it was the end of the road for Mila. "As a human being, I have all the compassion in the world," Captain Sandy said in the episode. "But as a captain, I have to let you go."
Mila expressed in the episode that she was disappointed to be leaving the Sirocco crew, but she said she will "always feel like a winner," and she vowed to never give up on her culinary dreams. "Of course it makes me feel awful," she said with tears in her eyes in an interview during the episode. "People like me who have big egos sometimes have to be put down to earth a little bit. But it makes me feel like I want to work even harder."
Hannah Ferrier said she was neither surprised nor sad to see Mila go when The Daily Dish caught up with her prior to Monday night's episode airing. "It was definitely not one of shock, that's for sure. And it was honestly just relief," Hannah said of her reaction to Captain Sandy firing Mila. "People think that I kind of enjoy or I get off on giving someone a rough time. It's like, I would really prefer if just everyone was good at their job and just shut the f--k up most of the time. Like, that would be the ideal situation for me."
Hannah said she doesn't have any regrets about making Captain Sandy aware of the quality of Mila's food during the charter season. "When I see things like that coming out of the galley, I have to say something because if I don't no one else is going to. Sandy's upstairs driving the boat, the second and the third stew, it's not their place, the deck crew wouldn't know good food if it hit them on the face," she explained. "So if I don't say something, no one does."
Once the season got going and Hannah saw the kind of food that was coming out of the galley, she said she didn't have a good feeling about Mila's ability to turn things around, even after she received feedback from Captain Sandy and the charter guests. "I wouldn't say I was hopeful, because I kind of think you know what you know," Hannah said. "Watching Mila's food for the first few charters, I didn't really have a whole heap of hope that it was gonna go from that to Michelin, you know?"
Simply put, Mila's cooking was just not up to superyacht standards, according to Hannah. "Like, you may know how to take a customer's orders, but you don't know how to be a chief stew," Hannah said. "I think she knew how to cook maybe her grandmother's spaghetti bolognese, but she didn't know how to be a chef on a superyacht."
See how some other crew members reacted to one of Mila's more puzzling moments of the season in this sneak peek of the Below Deck Mediterranean Season 4 After Show, premiering July 29 on Bravotv.com and YouTube, below.