Ben is Back!!
Below Deck fans let out a collective sigh of relief (And perhaps a little lust for good measure!) when Season 1 & 2 Chef Ben Robinson re-joined the cast last week after Chef Leon Walker’s very neccesary dismissal. Robinson’s passion for food shows in his every dish and in the faces of those guests lucky enough to sample his fare. The witty Chef also has no trouble with the crew since he’s worked with most of them before, including former (and possibly current?) flame Chief Stewardess Kate Chastain.
So what else has Ben been up to since we last saw him at the Below Deck season 2 reunion? BravoTV caught up with Ben tonight after the show aired and he answered a few burning questions.
Bravotv.com: What had you been up to before joining the Eros crew?
Ben Robinson: I run a couple of businesses, an upscale catering company and a health consulting practice. I was cooking up in Maine and then summoned back down south for another event. But I clearly had to drop everything to rejoin Captain Lee and his motley crew. He provides the most colorful charter seasons… God Bless him!
Bravotv.com: What was it like coming onto Eros so late in the season?
BR: It’s always tough gelling with an established crew, but I found it easy since I knew most of them. They were very accommodating. I must add I sensed a lot of tension on the boat, and the galley had a very dark energy…
Bravotv.com: What was your first impression of the new crew members?
BR: They were all unique and wonderful…
Bravotv.com: Was it difficult working with Kate given your past relationship?
BR: Actually, the chief stew and chef will always butt heads, no matter what past circumstances there have been. Kate has the trickiest job in dealing with crew, and I have the biggest work load. It makes for a stressful environment, not to be confused with sexual tension…