Kate Chastain surprised everyone with her sudden retirement from Below Deck, but she hasn’t gone far. Here’s what we know about what she’s doing now.
Captain Lee was caught off guard when his long-time chief stew Kate Chastain decided not to return to Below Deck after season 7. Chastain had worked for Captain Lee since season 2 and excelled at her job. She helped make her six seasons of charters very successful. But apparently, she wasn’t happy with her career as chief stew and had other endeavors she wanted to pursue. She then made her exit from the series and started a new career on land.
Below Deck’s Kate Chastain started working on yachts well before Bravo started the series about the behind-the-scenes life of charter yacht crews. She had even started writing a book about her experiences, titled Lucky Charming, which she eventually finished and got published in 2016. Chastain enjoyed at least some of her time on Below Deck, however, and had her favorite people to work with. But what is Kate Chastain doing now? In the end, she had other things she wanted to do, leading to her retirement from life on the seas. She made the announcement on Instagram that she would be leaving the series.