Chef Hindrigo “Kiko” Lorran‘s exit had to be the most heart-wrenching departures in the history of Below Deck Mediterranean or Below Deck.
Although Captain Sandy Yawn gently let the chef go, it didn’t stop Lorran and the entire crew from crying well into the episode. After Lorran realized he was being fired he returned to his cabin where audio picks up his painful sobs.
Yawn isn’t thrilled that she had to fire him either. “I feel like I’m just hammering this guy who continues to pour his heart into it but yet he bit off more than he could chew,” she says in a confessional. “As a captain you can like someone a lot but if they’re not ready to take on the job, like trained properly, then I have to let them go.”
While there wasn’t a dry eye on The Wellington, Lorran’s Instagram shows that he bounced back quite well since leaving the show.
Chef Kiko is traveling the world
Like most yachties, Lorran loves to travel. He’s shared several photos of breathtaking destinations along the way. Lorran was cheffing in Italy before he joined the Below Deck Med crew in Spain. He shared a sweet photo making pizza in the galley kitchen with some children. “I kind started my passion for cooking like these kids, just having fun making some pizza, so happy to do what I love 🙏🏽😊,” he captioned his post.
After he left the Below Deck Med crew he hit Oldenburg Vineyards in South Africa. Lorran shared a photo of the gorgeous landscape and “What else?🤷♂️🇿🇦😎.” Next it was time for another one of his passions — surfing. He rode the waves at Jeffrey’s Bay where it appears he met up with his girlfriend.
By January, he was back in Brazil and snuggling with his girlfriend. “Happy Life 😁,” he wrote along with a sweet photo. He returned to the United States in February and hit the waves in California. “Got luck with the swell! I guess now lm used to sharky and freezingn water😂🦈🏄♂️,” he shared. He later traveled to Hawaii in April.
Chef Kiko is still cooking
He recently shared a lowkey conversation with a yacht stew on his Instagram story. It appears that Lorran is still working as a yacht chef and is giving Instagram fans a glimpse into his cuisine. “My crew deserves good food as well!” he recently shared along with a photo of what he made for the crew. “Happy crew, happy boat isssaa😁🤙.”
Lorran also shared photos from his cookbook. “Mushroom Risotto with grill filet mignon😋🥩!,” he featured along with a photo of the dish. “One of my favorite recipes of The Surfers Cookbook! Super easy and delicious.
LINK IN BIO. 🤙🤙.”
He was also on charter in Hawaii. “Charter two is done, after spoiling the guest with lobster in white truffle sauce, octopus with shrimp and black rice and salmon tartar with caviar, I can’t wait for the next moqueca monday 😂.,” he shared in late June.
Before his last episode aired, Lorran shared a photo on Instagram that had the crew sending him love. “Just feel blessed to live this beautiful life and to get old like a pirate! ⛵😁 📸 ,” he wrote. Bosun Malia White sent him hearts. Deckhand Peter Hunziker wrote, “I love you my brother 🔥🔥💯💯🙏🏻amen !” His girlfriend seems to have taken the photo which means she may also be on charter with him.
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