February 24, 2024


Cooking Is My World

Under Deck Mediterranean time 6 features RI chef in the kitchen

When the new period of “Below Deck Mediterranean” premieres on Monday at 9 p.m. on Bravo, a Rhode Island born chef will be on board.

Matthew Shea will be in the kitchen area of the 180-foot mega yacht “Lady Michelle” as she cruises the Dalmatian coast of Croatia with rich and demanding charter attendees.

Shea grew up in Warwick and went to Toll Gate Significant School where he took the culinary vocational program. His profession has been as a private chef cooking for what he described in his bio as “the 1-percenters of the entire world.”

He reported he knew he wished to be a chef by the time he was 12 a long time outdated. His mom, Eileen Shea, ran the former East West Centre of Rhode Island again in the 1980s. It was a macrobiotic cooking university in Providence. She nurtured his enthusiasm for cooking.

Warwick native and chef Matthew Shea is on Season 6 of Bravo's "Below Deck Mediterranean" which premieres Monday night.

Shea’s very first expertise in a galley was on tour with Greenpeace. He was assistant to a classically experienced French chef who became his mentor.

His bio claims that “While crossing the ocean from port to port, he realized he could pursue a job in the yachting industry and keep on to prepare dinner and vacation. With large-close clientele this sort of as Hugh Jackman, Rupert Murdoch and extra, Matthew has cooked for an comprehensive listing of the best a single-percenters of the globe.”