This year, Food Network will be showcasing a fantastic holiday lineup with the debut of Selena + Chef: Home for the Holidays.
The series consists of four brand new specials, starring the internationally renowned Selena Gomez, which will premiere on Thursday, November 30th at 8 pm ET/PT.
Gomez is excelling in her career as a musical artist, actor, businesswoman, and philanthropist, but she seeks assistance from experts to enhance her cooking abilities during the holiday season.
This year, she has extended an invitation to all-star chefs Eric Adjepong, Alex Guarnaschelli, Michael Symon, and Claudette Zepeda. They will be bringing their favorite dishes and culinary wisdom to her home kitchen in order to prepare flawless holiday meals that can be shared with loved ones.
“The holidays have always meant so much to me. It was an honor to have these amazing chefs in my kitchen to introduce some of their favorite foods and what makes the holidays special for them,” Gomez says.
During the four specials, the chefs will guide Selena and her best friend, Raquelle Stevens, in improving their culinary skills to enhance the season.
Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and Selena prepare roast beef and “Chantilly” mashed potatoes for a tree-trimming party for Selena + Alex. Michael Symon appears in Selena + Michael for a “Surf & Turf” Christmas with Selena, tackling steaks and lobster.
Chef Claudette Zepeda prepares a Mexican feast in Selena + Claudette, including tamales, a traditional Latin Christmas dish, and a unique twist on a historic salad.
Then, at Selena + Eric, celebrate the New Year with Chef Eric Adjepong over a brunch featuring Shrimp and banana Grits and Malva Pudding. Gomez’s Papa, Nana, and sister Gracie make special appearances, making this a family affair.
“With an incredible festive programming slate all season long, Food Network is the holiday destination for viewers and their families,” said Betsy Ayala, Head of Content, Food, Warner Bros. Discovery. “Offering special culinary moments is the way Food Network celebrates the holidays, so to have superstar Selena Gomez, who has more than 650 million fans on social media, open the door to her own home kitchen is a holiday dream come true for fans.”
Selena Gomez is one of her generation’s most globally and culturally celebrated artists, actors, producers, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists.
Gomez, a GRAMMY-nominated recording artist, has sold over 210 million singles worldwide and has over 45 billion global streams.
She has produced the hit Netflix series 13 Reasons Why as well as the acclaimed Netflix docu-series Living Undocumented.
Selena is currently executive producing and starring in the critically acclaimed Hulu series Only Murders in the Building, which she co-created with comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short.
Gomez was nominated for both a Critics Choice Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series and a SAG Award for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
Furthermore, she was only the second Latina to be nominated for an Emmy for executive producing a comedy series last year. Gomez debuted her beauty line Rare Beauty in 2019.
Gomez announced the Rare Impact Fund as part of the collaboration, pledging to raise $100 million for mental health services for people in underserved communities.
Gomez produces Selena + Chef: Home for the Holidays for July Moon Productions, with executive producers Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman on behalf of Sony Pictures Television’s The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC), showrunner Shauna Minoprio, and Melissa Stokes.