We all know they’re capable of acting, singing, dancing, and hosting, but how are our favourite celebrities in the kitchen?
We will soon find out as GMA-7 and San Miguel Pure Foods Company Inc. (SMPFC), are launching a new cooking show that will feature the country’s top showbiz and lifestyle personalities.
Beginning May 28, TV host and radio deejay Grace Lee banners “Cooking with the Stars,” the newest addition to GMA Network’s morning block.
It’s a cooking program that showcases delectable, easy-to-prepare dishes that will have viewers’ nationwide craving for more.
A culinary student off-cam, Grace is a perfect fit for the show.
“I am very much thankful to GMA and San Miguel Pure Foods for trusting me with this project. I recently finished culinary school and my past time are reading cookbooks, researching recipes - so mahilig talaga akong magluto at mahilig din talagang kumain. Kaya when I eat, I eat with gusto!” she says.
“This is the first time that we are doing a show with this format, and we are happy to have Grace host it,” says Chef Maricel Manalo, Culinary Services Manager of SMPFC. “As one of the trusted food companies in the country, we always aim to provide our consumers the best in terms of flavor, quality, affordability, and food safety. This show is for them, and we hope to be able to help Filipino consumers make wise, cost-efficient, and of course, delicious choices when it comes to preparing food for their families everyday.”
Grace adds: “The good thing about our new show is that the dishes are easy to prepare. Pwede siyang gawin at i-serve ng kahit sino - the products that we use are readily available and of really good quality, sigurado ka pa na malinis! Here at the show, we always tell our viewers that for your food to be good, you start with products and ingredients that are delicious, safe and practical at a reasonable price. Sulit talaga if you use San Miguel Pure Foods products.
Joining Grace Lee in creating mouth-watering dishes for every occasion are top chefs from the San Miguel Pure Foods Culinary Center, led by Chef Maricel Manalo and Chefs Martin del Prado, Rene Ruz and Kai Verdadero.
Of course, it wouldn’t be “Cooking with the Stars” without the country’s brightest stars. Every episode will feature a celebrity who has a food-related dilemma, which the show’s chefs will solve at the end of every program.
Another twist to the show is “Cooking Star of the Barangay”, where the show will visit barangays, bringing with them a live brass band and dancing food servers, which will definitely get residents of these barangays in fiesta mode.
To be shot at SMPFC’s state-of-the-art San Miguel Pure Foods Culinary Center, “Cooking with the Stars” starts airing on May 28 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:55 to 10:05 am on GMA 7, with replays on GMA News TV every Tuesday and Thursday (7:00-7:10pm) and Saturday at 6:45 to 6:55pm.