Selena Gomez gave fans a taste of her new HBO Max at-home cooking show Selena + Chef by releasing the trailer today (Aug. 5).
The delicious 10-part series arrives on the new HBO platform next Thursday, Aug. 13, promising homemade yet gourmet meals during quarantine by 10 master chefs: Angelo Sosa, Antonia Lofaso, Candice Kumai, Daniel Holzman, Jon & Vinny, Ludo Lefebvre, Nancy Silverton, Nyesha Arrington, Roy Choi, and Tanya Holland.
“Hi, I’m Selena Gomez and I really love to eat, but I’m not the best cook,” the superstar says in the nearly two-minute clip soundtracked by her “Look At Me Now” single. “So I’ve asked some of the best chefs to school me.”
Together, yet apart in their respective homes to observe social distancing, the world-renowned cooks will remotely guide Gomez to create the perfect omelet, spicy miso ramen, Korean breakfast tacos, seafood tostada, Hawaiian donuts, matcha chocolate chip cookies, tomato bruschetta and cheese souffle.
While Gomez’s grandparents and friends guest star as her taste testers, the chefs are really the judges of the pop star’s masterpieces and how she prepares them without burning her house down, a legitimate concern seen in the trailer clip. Former Top Chef contestant Lofaso recalled the scary moment while training her culinary mentee. “During our cook, I was generally concerned that there was going to be an oil fire,” Lofaso said, according to Entertainment Tonight.
Gomez first announced she was coming back to TV from her own kitchen in May, saying being a chef has always been her alternative career choice. Now, she has all the ingredients and formal help to make her dreams come true while also highlighting a food-related charity during each episode.
Look at her now in the Selena + Chef trailer below.