All-star chefs Eric Adjepong, Alex Guarnaschelli, Michael Symon & Claudette Zepeda join Gomez beginning Thursday, Nov. 30, on Food Network
It’s a stellar holiday lineup this year as Food Network debuts “Selena + Chef: Home for the Holidays,” a series of four all-new specials featuring global megastar Selena Gomez, beginning Thursday, Nov. 30 (8 p.m. ET/PT). Gomez is at the top of her game as a musical artist, actor, businesswoman and philanthropist, but she calls in the experts to help amp up her kitchen skills for the holidays.
This year, she has invited all-star chefs Eric Adjepong, Alex Guarnaschelli, Michael Symon and Claudette Zepeda to bring their favorite dishes and culinary wisdom to her home kitchen so they can cook up perfect holiday meals to share with friends and family.
“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.
Over the course of the four specials, the chefs will walk Selena and her best friend, Raquelle Stevens, through their culinary paces to make the season great. In “Selena + Alex,” Guarnaschelli and Selena prepare roast beef and “chantilly” mashed potatoes for a tree-trimming party. In “Selena + Michael,” Symon pops by for a "surf and turf" Christmas as he and Selena tackle steaks and lobster. In “Selena + Claudette,” Zepeda plans a Mexican feast with a traditional Latin Christmas dish of tamales and a unique twist on a historic salad. Then, in “Selena + Eric,” it is time to ring in the New Year with Adjepong for a brunch that includes shrimp and banana grits and malva pudding. Special guest appearances by Gomez’s Papa, Nana and sister Gracie make 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 + Chef: Home for the Holidays” will also be available to stream on Max. Fans can visit Food Network’s social pages for exclusive interviews with Selena and sneak peeks of each episode. Plus, they can join the conversation and follow along using #SelenaAndChef.
Selena Gomez is one of the most globally and culturally celebrated artists, actors, producers, entrepreneurs and philanthropists of her generation. As a Grammy-nominated recording artist, she has sold more than 210 million singles worldwide and has over 45 billion global streams. As a producer, she has produced the hit Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” and the lauded Netflix docuseries “Living Undocumented.” Currently, Selena executive produces and stars in the critically acclaimed Hulu series “Only Murders in the Building” opposite comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short.
Gomez received a Critics Choice Award nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy Series as well as a SAG Award nomination for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series. In addition, last year she became only the second Latina to receive an Emmy nomination for executive producing a comedy series.
In 2019, Gomez launched her beauty line Rare Beauty. As part of the partnership, Gomez announced the Rare Impact Fund, pledging to raise $100 million for mental health services for individuals in underserved communities.