discovery+ & OWN Unveil Soul Food Cooking Series


discovery+ and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network are set to launch The Great Soul Food Cook-Off, a cooking competition series celebrating Black chefs and Black culinary traditions.

The six-episode series will see eight chefs go head-to-head, with one competitor taking home the grand prize of $50,000. The Great Soul Food Cook-Off debuts on discovery+ on November 20, with new episodes every Saturday through December 18.

The Great Soul Food Cook-Off is hosted by Kardea Brown, who will be joined by chefs Eric Adjepong and Melba Wilson. The series is produced by Good Egg Entertainment. Michael W. Twitty, a culinary historian, educator and James Beard Foundation award-winning author of The Cooking Gene, will serve as culinary historian and consultant for the series. OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is overseeing production.

Tina Perry, president of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, said: “Soul food originated in the earliest African American communities and describes a style of cuisine that represents the creativity and skill of Black cooks from many cultures within the African diaspora. Our audience cherishes time together as a family around the table and many have passed down favorite family recipes for generations. This series is a celebration of long-standing traditions we hope to introduce and spotlight for new and existing viewers as we shine a light on a few of today’s most talented Black chefs and culinary curators.”