For many, one of the favorite pastimes of Christmas is watching holiday movies and baking/cooking. Yes, Chef! Christmas is a Lifetime Christmas movie that combines both loves and aims to get people in the festive spirit.
Starring Tia Mowry and Buddy Valastro, the movie follows a culinary instructor as she works up the nerve to compete in an annual cooking competition. As she finally challenges herself to reach new heights with her skills in the kitchen, she also comes to discover a hidden family secret. Will this instructor also find that romance is in her future as well?
Here's everything we know about Yes, Chef! Christmas.
Yes, Chef! Christmas release date
Yes, Chef! Christmas premieres on Sunday, December 10, at 8 pm ET/PT on Lifetime in the US.
If you cut the cord to traditional cable/satellite TV, Lifetime is offered as a channel on live TV streaming services such as Hulu with Live TV and Sling TV. The movie is also expected to become available to stream on the Lifetime App and the Lifetime website.
As of publication, we don't have word on an official UK release. Once more information becomes available to us, we'll pass along the update.
Yes, Chef! Christmas plot
Here is the official synopsis of Yes, Chef! Christmas:
"Alicia Gellar (Tia Mowry) is a culinary school instructor who has put both her true career aspirations and personal life on the back burner. But this holiday season, fate is on her side. She is invited to compete in the city's annual Kringle Cook-Off and learns a family secret that could change everything and be the big break she needs to become a respected chef like her former boss Bobby (Buddy Valastro). There to mentor her through the competition is the fiery chef and Kringle protégé, Logan (Luke Humphrey), who Alicia builds a real connection with, despite their rocky start. But can Alicia win the cook-off and prove to herself that she is the capable head chef that Logan believes her to be? And will she be accepted by the Kringles if she shares the truth with them? She will have to put it all on the line to find out."
Yes, Chef! Christmas was written by Carley Smale.
Yes, Chef! Christmas cast
As previously mentioned, Yes, Chef! Christmas stars Tia Mowry and Buddy Valastro. Mowry, along with her twin sister Tamera, fronted the 90s sitcom Sister, Sister. Tia Mowry has also starred in The Game, Family Reunion and Instant Mom. Furthermore, she's no stranger to Christmas movies, having been in ones like A Gingerbread Romance, Miracle in Motor City and A Very Vintage Christmas.
In addition to running the famous Carlo's Bakery chain, Valastro has been a staple on reality television. For years he starred in the series Cake Boss, which highlighted his family bakery business. He's also hosted Cake Boss: Next Great Baker, Buddy vs Christmas, Big Time Bake and Bake It Like Buddy.
Mowry and Valastro are joined in Yes, Chef! Christmas by Luke Humphrey. The actor has previously been spotted in episodes of See and Tiny Pretty Things, and he appears in Priscilla, just to name a few of his projects.
Yes, Chef! Christmas trailer
A trailer for the movie has not yet been made available. However, Yes, Chef! Christmas was teased in Lifetime's It's a Wonderful Lifetime promo reel. Take a look below.
Yes, Chef! Christmas director
Yes, Chef! Christmas was directed by Max McGuire. McGuire has previously directed Record Breaking Christmas, The Most Colorful Time of the Year, Noel Next Door and Lemonade Stand Romance, among other movies.