Captain Sandy From ‘Below Deck Med’ Describes Chef Adam as an ‘Artist’

Captain Sandy Yawn from Below Deck Mediterranean still has a considerable amount of admiration for chef Adam Glick’s skill and artistry as a chef.

Malia White, Hannah Ferrier, Bobby Giancola, Adam Glick, Sandy Yawn, Wes Walton, Lauren Cohen, Max Hagley, Bugsy Drake
Malia White, Hannah Ferrier, Bobby Giancola, Adam Glick, Sandy Yawn, Wes Walton, Lauren Cohen, Max Hagley, Bugsy Drake|Virginia Sherwood/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

She and Captain Glenn Shephard from Below Deck Sailing Yacht recently hosted a joint Instagram Live and both captains shared their views on Glick. Glick has shown a spicier side of himself this season on Below Deck Sailing Yacht. While he was never a submissive person on Below Deck Med, he’s been harsher this season and has made a number of sarcastic and even savage remarks about the crew.

But Yawn says many great chefs are teetering on the edge. “Some people are great at cooking, some are artists,” Yawn responded to a viewer’s question about Glick. “And when you have an artist, sometimes when you come in on their creative side they may snap.”

Yawn still believes in Glick

Yawn continued by sharing what she knows about Glick after working with him for two seasons. “Adam is a great soul. He is a good person. He has come a long way since he’s started. His food has improved,” she says. “And all around, Adam is approachable but I think like any other artist, it’s timing, right, Glenn?”

Shephard made a similar observation too. “For me most really good chefs have to be a little bit of a primadonna,” Shephard says. “It’s a very special job that they do. They have to be creative, it’s a very tough job. It’s unique on board and it’s very special.”

“They’re like artists, they’re like performers,” Shephard continues. “And sometimes they get to that level. But the proof is in the pudding. You kind of have to live with it because you really want that level.”

Glick said he prefers to work for Shephard over Yawn

Viewers were a little shocked when Glick said he’d rather work for Shephard over Yawn. Glick and Yawn seemed to have a harmonious working relationship, especially after she rehired him following the season where he purposely put onions in a guest’s dish (who specified no onions).

He implied that Yawn was too hands-on and perhaps didn’t trust him. Adding in a confessional, “So, it feels really good to work for someone that actually trusts the crew. I guess the big question is if he’ll be able to trust us all season long.”

Glick later appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. He clarified his statement but doubled down on his opinion. “The key difference is that Glenn really allowed me to excel,” Glick said. “You know, he just let me go. And he trusted me.” When host Andy Cohen asked if Yawn held him back, he said. “Well no, but Sandy did question my abilities from time to time. Glenn never did and it will show.”

Viewers weren’t pleased to hear Glick seemingly shade Yawn. One person tweeted to Yawn asking if she watched the episode. “Yep…was sad to hear that from Adam,” she replied. “He got 2 seasons on #BelowDeckMed, one of which was a redemption season. Hope he learned from his BDM experience and brought something special to #BelowDeckSailing. Thanks for your support of BDM!”