Meet Chef Ryan McKeown, already dubbed “villain” of Peacock’s new TV show Below Deck: Down Under. Here, you’ll learn about his age, girlfriend, career, and net worth.
Keep scrolling down to learn more about him.
Meet Ryan McKeown, Chef On Below Deck: Down Under
Ryan Mckeown signed up as the chef in Peacock’s new spin-off Below Deck: Down Under.
Joining him on the cruise are Captain Jason Chambers, chief stew Aesha Scott, second stew Tumi Mhlongo, third stew Magda Ziomek, bosun Jamie Sayed, deckhand Culver Bradbury, female deckhand Brittni Burton, and Ben Crawley, the final member of the deck team on the superyacht M/Y Thalassa.
The crew is ready to set sail around the breathtaking Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef.
The show has show premiered and the crew members are already having problems with Chef Ryan, especially chief stew Aesha Scott. Aesha spoke with US Weekly and revealed, “If arrogant was, like, personified, it would be Ryan. He’s a very arrogant man”.
She added further, “I think that that’s something that everyone — not just as a chef — it’s kind of difficult to be around anyone arrogant.” Aesha has been working in the industry for so long that she knows every chef to some extent is “a difficult toddler”. In confessional Aesha says, “He doesn’t ask, he’s just f*cking pigheaded. Ugh, it frustrates me.”
Ryan counters, “It’s not my job to know what the guests are doing. You can’t tell me when the guests are sitting, ‘Okay, they’re ready for dinner, and expect me to start. You know, I have to build up to that point. There is no respect for what I’m doing in the galley.”
Captain Jason also shared that Ryan likes to “stir up drama” but complimented his skills as a chef.
Viewers also didn’t hold back to discuss Chef Ryan on Twitter. One fan wrote, “[Twenty] minutes into Below Deck: Down Under and I can already tell the chef is going to be a problem this season”. Another fan wrote, “Hey Ryan, if you can’t get along w Aesha, you’re really in sad shape”.
Another viewer added on Twitter, “Ryan is a nightmare. a NIGHTMARE. why would you plate before you know guests are seated? and you’re there to give the guests what they want. their food schedule is not too much to ask. horrible person”.
In Mid-February 2022, Ryan announced, “Watch Me Live On Below Deck Down Under March 17th Only On @peacocktv“.
Ryan McKeown Net Worth
Ryan McKeown should have a net worth under $350 thousand.
He started his career as a chef with The Gothic Restaurant in July 2014. According to Eater Maine, he worked in the restaurant in a leadership role before Matt Downes was hired who introduced an entirely vegetarian menu in 2015. Then he worked as a sous chef until May 2016.
Ryan also worked as a chef for Matthew Kenney Cuisine till May 2016 based in Belfast, Maine. Before quitting both jobs, he had started working for Ocean Properties Hotels Resorts and Affiliates as a Chef till January 2018. Moving to Florida in January 2018, he started working as a private chef for Design 2BRT.
In January 2020, nFocus Magazine reported that Ryan contributed as a chef during the eighth year of the Stars for Wishes event. Stars for Wishes raises funds to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
Furthermore, Ryan also served as an executive chef at STK Steakhouse in Nashville, Tennessee. He has also been featured on the YouTube channel of Today In Nashville where he presented “The Ultimate Stack of Gold Covered Pancakes”. Additionally, he was also featured on NewsChannel5 Nashville in February 2020 who made a Chocolate Lava Marshmallow Cake on the show talk of the town.
Ryan McKeown Age
Born in 1984, as of 20th March 2022, Ryan Mckeown is 37 years old.
Does Ryan McKeown Have A Girlfriend Or A Wife?
Ryan McKeown remains private about his dating life. He hasn’t posted about anything related to his life love life so we believe that he might be single as of the premiere of the show. Although Ryan had a rough start on the show, he might get indulged in a boatmance, if he stops to piss off his crew members on the show.
But, we should not overlook the fact that Ryan is a handsome man who requires a few attitude adjustments.
Ryan McKeown Height
Below Deck chef, Ryan McKeown is a fan of body art. He has inked the world map on his hand along with the “fork, spoon, knife” and Mermaid tattoo. As for the height, he stands tall above 5 feet 10 inches.
Ryan McKeown Family
According to Hollywood Life, Ryan McKeown discovered his love for cooking while working at his father’s Pizzeria in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. That’s all we know about his family members by far.
However, there are a few other people he is connected with on Twitter who shares his last name such as Jimmy McKeown (@jimmy0__0), James McKeown (@215qdeezy), and Ashton Millstein McKeown (@ashtonnichelle).
He could be the son of James J “Peppi” McKeown’s son who is the owner of Pippo’s Pizza and Pasta. James J. was married to Debbie Goodwin who had three sons James J., Jr, Patrick J., and of course Ryan J McKeown.
James J “Peppi” McKeown died on 11 September 2009 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania who formerly lived in Philadelphia.
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When Is Ryan McKeown Birthday?
Ryan McKeown celebrates his birthday in October.
What Is Ryan McKeown Nationality?
Ryan McKeown is American by nationality. Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he has also lived in Maine and Tennessee.