Selena Gomez learns how to cook with the help of professional chefs in an all new, COVID-safe cooking show for HBO Max.
HBO Max dropped the first trailer for Selena + Chef and announced the 10-episode series will premiere on the streaming service August 13. The series is unscripted, as you can see in the trailer, with plenty of hilarious cooking blunders to be had. We get to see the pop star learn to cook via video calls with the help of professional, world-renowned chefs while stuck at home during quarantine.
Gomez has been public about her using her platform to help make the world a better place with her contributions to numerous charities. This show is no different for her: Gomez is the executive producer of the series, and continuing with her philanthropic efforts, each episode highlights a food-related charity.
It also welcomes audiences at home to follow along as the singer learns recipes from professional chefs, including Angelo Sosa, Antonia Lofaso, Candice Kumai, Daniel Holzman, Jon & Vinny, Ludo Lefebvre, Nancy Silverton, Nyesha Arrington, Roy Choi, and Tonya Holland.
“Having some of the best chefs open up their kitchens to me was a humbling and fun experience,” said Gomez in a statement. “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.”
It is going to be a joy to see how naturally funny Gomez can be. In the trailer we see a little of this when she is asked what kind of food she would describe herself as. “I think I’m a jalapeño,” she says. “Some bites can be alright, and then some bites are like–woah.”
Selena + Chef premieres August 13th on HBO Max.