This Chef’s Food on ‘Kocktails with Khloe’ Brings Kendall Jenner, Snoop Dogg to the Yard

Khloé Kardashian’s new talk show might break the TV stigma of eating with your mouth full.

In anticipation of Koko’s boozy new talk show premiering on Wednesday on FYI, Kocktails with Khloe resident makeup artist Joyce Bonelli shared this video of Kendall Jenner going in on some food during filming on Monday:

This image coupled with the surprising news that Khloé’s first guest will be none other than cannabis enthusiast, Snoop Dogg, warrants one very important question: Who is the magician in the kitchen that allures supermodels and munchie connoisseurs alike?

Bon Appétit went behind the scenes to unwrap former private chef to the Kardashians and MasterChef competitor Sharone Hakman, the appetizer wizard who is bringing his expertise in small plates to the set. The acclaimed “barbecue guru” first made a connection to reality TV’s first family through a buddy at Kris Jenner’s house. “One of my close friends works on Keeping Up with the Kardashians and recommended me when they were looking for a chef,” he tells the mag.

Though Hakman is known for his signature Hak’s BBQ Sauce, he reveals that the bites prepared for the show will be daintier fare that won’t make a huge mess on-camera. He describes his “clean, comfort foods” to include a grilled and chilled stone fruit gazpacho topped with mini shrimp, plus grilled chicken wraps with an assortment of dipping sauces. “It’s neat and clean,” he says to BA of the gazpacho. “And it’s in theme with the show.”

The MasterChef’s true challenge will be to accommodate the many dietary restrictions (real and fictional) of Kardashian’s celebrity guests. “Everyone has their dietary restrictions; it’s Hollywood,” he says, noting that he’ll deal with them on the spot and roll with the punches as they come. “If I took those all into account, we’d be pretty limited.”

It’s worth noting that the chef a piece of eye candy himself, but sorry folks—he’s taken and #blessed with two little nuggets of his own.

 

Read more on Hakman over on Bon Appétit and tune in to Kocktails with Khloé on FYI when it premieres on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 10 p.m. EST. Launch the gallery at the top of the page to view Khloé rocking a stunning red dress.