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Hannah Ferrier Explains Why She Didn't Call out Chef Mila Kolomeitseva Sooner on Below Deck Mediterranean
"I'm damned if I do, and I'm damned if I don't on this boat," the Below Deck Med chief stew said.
Tension in the galley is nothing new for Hannah Ferrier. The chief stew has found herself at odds with the two previous chefs on Below Deck Mediterranean, Ben Robinson and Adam Glick, in the past. However, this chief stew-chef tension was something that wasn't really present this season of Below Deck Med — well, until recently.
While we wouldn't say that Hannah and Chef Mila Kolomeitseva have exactly been the best of friends this season, there had been relatively little drama between them. That was, until Mila's attempt at making pancakes for the charter guests sent Hannah over the edge, causing her to tell the chef was she really thinks of her cooking. See for yourself, above.
Hannah told The Daily Dish earlier this month that she felt like she couldn't be totally honest with Mila about her cooking for the sake of maintaining a good working relationship. "Well, I was laughing when I watched that episode where she's like, 'Hannah is fake. I don't like fake people.' I'm like, well, what the f--k?" Hannah said during an interview earlier this month. "If I'm real, then I just tell you how s--t I think your food is, so I kind of have to fake it. I'm damned if I do, and I'm damned if I don't on this boat because it's like, yeah, if I try and be nice, then I'm called fake, and if I'm honest, then I'm called mean. So it's the double-edged sword."
Working with Mila was just as confusing of an experience for Hannah as it seemed on TV. "It was honestly just a bit surreal," Hannah said. "It's funny 'cause people on Twitter are like, 'Oh, why didn't you stand up more and blah blah blah?' It's like, because on a boat that size, your job is to take the food from the galley to the guests. Like, it's not your job to question the chef or to question the food. But then I couldn't help [it], I kind of had to question it with that stuff going out, you know?"
But Hannah also said she felt like she had to trust Mila's expertise in the galley since she was the chef, after all. "Yeah, it was just weird. I couldn't really believe what I was seeing in front of me. It was very bizarre," she shared. "The food was just so bad. Like, I wouldn't even eat it, you know? And I didn't pay all that money to charter a boat. And I guess 'cause she's so, she's almost delusional, so she thinks that what she's doing is good, so then you get confused. You're like, 'Am I crazy?' Because one of us is f--king crazy. So it's either you or me."
Check out a sneak peek of what's next for Hannah, Mila, and the rest of the Sirocco crew in an all-new episode of Below Deck Med Monday at 9/8c, below.