By Valerie Milano
Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 8/13/20 – HBO Max announced last week that a cooking show starring Selena Gomez dubbed SELENA + CHEF will premiere on Thursday, August 13th via the popular streaming platform. The 10-episode unscripted series is also executive produced by Gomez and The Intellectual Property Corporation.
Along with co-executive producers Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, and Leah Hariton, the multi-platinum selling recording artist, actress, producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist will invite viewers in as she “navigates unfamiliar territory: making delicious meals while stuck at home in quarantine”.
“Having some of the best chefs open up their kitchens to me was a humbling and fun experience. I definitely discovered I have a lot more to learn. I’m also really happy that we were able to highlight and raise money for some incredible charitable organizations,” said Gomez.
Throughout the series, Gomez will be joined by world-renowned chefs including Angelo Sosa, Antonia Lofaso, Candice Kumai, Daniel Holzman, Jon & Vinny, Ludo Lefebvre, Nancy Silverton, Nyesha Arrington, Roy Choi, and Tonya Holland.
“Watching Selena with these incredible chefs has been a delicious joy,” said Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max. “You don’t need to be an experienced chef yourself to enjoy the show; you learn with her and get to see all the fun that happens in the kitchen. Try not to watch it while hungry!”
Since social distancing at home, Selena has been spending more time in the kitchen than she ever imagined. With her team Quaranteam, Selena will tackle cuisines of every variety, share invaluable tips and tricks, and deal with everything from smoking ovens to missing ingredients. Each episode will highlight a food-related charity, and this casual, funny, and informative series will embrace both the struggle and the joy of learning to cook — while inviting audiences to follow along at home.
Earlier this year, Gomez released her critically acclaimed album RARE which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 her third consecutive studio album to debut atop the chart. The first single, “Lose You To Love Me,” gave Gomez her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Next up, Selena will launch her highly anticipated Rare Beauty cosmetics line exclusively at Sephora.
SELENA + CHEF will be available for streaming on HBO Max beginning tonight.