This November, OWN premieres “The Big Holiday Food Fight.” Just in time for Turkey season. This is an exciting holiday-themed cooking competition series hosted by comedian and actress Kym Whitley. Kym is assisted by a panel of judges, Gina Neely, Darnell “Super Chef” Ferguson, and James Wright Chanel. This holiday cooking show celebrates this season with traditions, family recipes, and a side order of fierce competition. In each episode, we name a new King or Queen of the Holiday Table, and they win some cash just in time for some holiday shopping.
Chefs are challenged to whip up their best family-favorite meals to wow our seasoned judges each week. Three home cooks will break out their favorite holiday dishes and battle them out in the kitchen. This multi-stage cook-off will leave just one home chef standing at the end of each episode, with $5,000. Our team of judges will decide who advances to the next round and who is sent home.
This was Kym Whitley’s first time hosting a cooking show. Her previous experience includes being successful at being a terrible home cook. Gina Neely was excited to be a part of a show specializing in home cooking because the food is made with love. Darnell Ferguson was thrilled to be on the other side of the competition. He reflected on dishes he grew up on and experienced a different take on his favorite childhood dishes. James Chanel had a fantastic time. It reminded him of home with his grandma. He was excited to see the passion behind the competitors when it comes to competing and even the new takes on their personal favorites. Keep your eyes peeled for some special deviled eggs and a fascinating take on tuna in your holiday meal.
“The Big Holiday Food Fight” airs every Tuesday at 9 pm EST on the OWN Network.