“I’m back, and I’m blonde!” the actress said in the season 3 trailer, which was released in October 2021. “I have learned so much about cooking the past two seasons, but I’m realizing that I’ve only scratched the surface. So, I am continuing my lessons with the help of my friends.”
Then, nearly a month later, HBO Max renewed the show for another season! It was first announced in May 2020 that Selena would return to TV for the cooking show that was filmed amid the ongoing coronavirus quarantine.
“I’ve always been very vocal about my love of food. I think I’ve been asked hundreds of times in interviews if I had another career, what would I do and I’ve answered that it would be fun to be a chef,” the Wizards of Waverly Place alum shared in a statement at the time. “I definitely don’t have the formal training though! Like many of us while being home I find myself cooking more and experimenting in the kitchen.”
Since its August 2020 premiere, fans have watched Selena as she virtually chats with famous chefs so they can teach her how to prepare one of their most iconic meals. Aside from the “Lose You to Love Me” songstress, fans are also graced with the appearance of her family and friends who show up in the kitchen to try Selena’s food. After its success, Selena + Chef released a second season on the streaming service in November 2020.
“I thought it could be an interesting idea to do a cooking show and people could learn and improve their skills along with me,” the former Disney Channel star told The Hollywood Reporter in June 2021. “Cooking [shows seem] to cross demos, and people find them very calming. That’s been really interesting to hear, I have to say.”
With each episode of the series, Selena has her guest chef choose a charity organization to receive a donation.
“When we first started discussing the show, this was the most important aspect to me,” she explained during the same interview. “Whenever I agree to come on board with a brand partner, I always make sure there is a charity aspect to the deal.”
While fans love seeing Selena cook on TV, the actress also told THR that there aren’t any other skills she plans on honing in on a public forum as she’s already “embarrassed” herself enough. Scroll through our gallery for everything we know about Selena + Chef.
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