“Anyone that knows me knows how much I love my Netflix, so this is a dream come true,” the singer expressed. “Interestingly, this was one of those things that I didn’t go looking for, it kind of came to me.
“As a chef, I was intrigued by the food and as an everyday person, I was interested in how powerful this topic is in today’s society. In this country, many things have been used systematically to oppress groups of people, but this is so culturally important for us to learn and grow together,” Kelis continued.
The first episodes of the series will premiere on the platform on April 20, appropriately enough.
Kelis’ post racked up more than 8,800 likes and over 370 comments, proving to be instantly popular with fans.
“I’m so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!” one user wrote.
“CONGRATULATIONS. I will definitely be tuning in!” another shared.
According to Food & Wine, the “Get Along with You” songstress will co-host the show with Portland-based chef Leather Storrs.
Each of the six episodes will see three professional chefs work against the clock to create a three-course meal based around different themes using cannabis-infused ingredients. The prize for the winner will be $10,000.
For each episode, Kelis and Storrs will be joined by a different group of dinner guests who will get to try each course and are able to help select who should win the prize.
This first season’s guests will include former talk show host Ricki Lake, actress Mary Lynn Rajskub, and rappers Too $hort and El-P, according to Food & Wine.
Kelis’ latest Instagram post featured multiple photos of herself with Storrs on the set of the show. The images suggest that the two had a great time filming and that the upcoming series will be a lot of fun to watch.
Kelis is no stranger to the world of food. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the “Caught Out There” hitmaker graduated from Le Cordon Bleu culinary school, where she trained as a saucier. The singer-turned-chef starred in her own show on the Cooking Channel, Saucy and Sweet, and released her first cookbook, My Life on a Plate, in 2015. She released an album titled Food and one of her signature singles is “Milkshake.”
On Instagram, she has made a separate account, “Bounty and Full,” which allows her to present all of her food-related posts in one place.