First, Captain Sandy Yawn had to fire Chef Mila Kolomeitseva atfer guests complained they didn't like her food. Then she promoted third stew Anastasia Surmava to run things in the galley. When Anastasia stepped down, it became Ben's turn to take over — and for her part, Sandy is downright thrilled to see the return of a chef whose talents make Sandy feel "blown away."
When Sandy originally fired Mila, she said: "As a human being, I have all the compassion in the world. But as a captain, I have to let you go."
With some more time to reflect — and now that Ben is back to handle business — Sandy told The Feast the piece of advice she'd offer to Mila.
I think that if she’s passionate about really wanting to become a chef — because clearly she’s not — then pursue that career. And if not, then pursue something that you’re passionate about. That would be my advice to her."
Words to live by.
And if you're collecting all the wisdom/life coaching you can get, Sandy had some advice for Anastasia, too.
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