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The Daily Dish Below Deck

Does Chief Stew or Chef Rank Higher on a Yacht? We Finally Have the Answer

The Below Deck crew weighs in on Kate Chastain and Kevin Dobson's power struggle in Season 7.

By Laura Rosenfeld

Hierarchies are pretty well defined on Below Deck. There's the bosun, who leads the deck team, the chief stew, who runs things in the interior, and the captain, who oversees them all.

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Then there's the chef, who is technically his or her own boss in the galley, only reporting to the captain. However, given how closely the chef and chief stew work together to feed the charter guests, the crew members often clash over who's in charge when it comes to service.

So, who really has the higher rank? We finally have the answer, thanks to the Below Deck Season 7 After Show, above. "A lot of chefs come into a yacht, and they think that they're above the chief stew," Captain Lee Rosbach explained, to which Kate Chastain replied that she believes the positions are "lateral."

Captain Lee agreed, "Yes. I'm fine with lateral."

Kevin Dobson and Ashton Pienaar also agreed in the After Show that the chef is neither below nor above the chief stew on a yacht. "Put your egos aside. It's not about you, Kate. It's not about you, Kevin. It's about the guests," Ashton said. "Everybody needs to get their s--t together and work together as a team for the better of the charter."

Kate, Kevin, and the rest of the Below Deck crew break down more of their drama in the After Show, including why the chef said he "f--king snapped" over the galley fridge, which you can check out, above.

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