April 14, 2024

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Selena Gomez Brings ‘Selena + Chef’ Holiday Special to Food Network

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Barely one week has passed since the first day of fall, but Selena Gomez is already feeling the holiday spirit.

The superstar singer, actor, producer and businesswoman has set a new special at Food Network.

“Selena + Chef: Home for the Holidays” — a twist on Gomez’s popular HBO Max home cooking series, “Selena + Chef” — will debut on November 30 at 8:00 p.m. on Food Network.

In the four-part Food Network special, Gomez will invite celebrity chefs into her home to show off their favorite holiday dishes. Eric Adjepong, Alex Guarnaschelli, Michael Symon and Claudette Zepeda are the chefs who will be cooking with the superstar.

“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 said in a statement to Variety.

In the four episodes, the celebrity chefs will show Gomez and her best friend, Raquelle Stevens, how they use food to make the holiday season memorable. Gomez’s Papa, Nana and sister Grace will also appear to make the special a full family occasion.

In the episode with Guarnaschelli, “Selena + Alex,” the duo will cook roast beef and mashed potatoes in preparation for a tree-trimming party. In “Selena + Michael,” Gomez and Symon will prepare a surf-and-turf Christmas meal with steak and lobster. In “Selena + Claudette,” Zepeda prepares a Mexican feast featuring tamales. And in “Selena + Eric,” the two celebrate the New Year with a brunch that includes shrimp with banana grits and malva pudding.

“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 for food at 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.”

“Home for the Holidays” is one of two new series starring Gomez at Food Network. Gomez’s next series is set to debut in 2024 and will feature her visiting other chefs’ kitchens in a quest to cook their most popular dishes. Gomez’s previous cooking series is so popular it sparked a cooking collection at Always Pan.

“Selena + Chef: Home for the Holidays” is produced by Gomez for July Moon Productions, along with executive producers Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman for Sony Pictures Television’s The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC), and Melissa Stokes, with showrunner Shauna Minoprio.

“Home for the Holidays” can also be streamed on Max, which is home to her “Selena + Chef” series.

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