Chef Hatchet is the chef of the show and considered by many campers to be Chris's co-host and "sidekick." Chef briefly hosted the show in Basic Straining, Are We There Yeti, and part of Mutiny on the Soundstage.


Chef is a big, loud, tough, and intimidating man with a permanent sneer on his face. His past is mysterious, but is presumably tragic, as proven through subtle hints throughout the series. Examples of were shown in Alien Resurr-eggtion, when he thought he had killed Izzy ("Oh, no, not again"), and when he saw Geoff and Bridgette making out ("I once knew a love like that."). Under Chris McLean's employment, he works as a chef in the mess hall/craft services tent. He assists Chris with his various challenges, often having to do ridiculous or humiliating things in the process, such as cross-dressing. Chef is presumably the only other staff on the island aside from the camera crew and interns.