Shadow and Act has learned that Keke Palmer has been tapped to host and executive produce Foodtastic, which is described as “an unscripted build competition series for Disney+ where teams of contestants are challenged to create whimsical, larger-than-life, Disney-inspired works of art made out of all types of food including everything from cheese and butter to fruits and vegetables.”
NYC’s City Cakes founder Chef Benny Rivera and FLOUR SHOP founder Amirah Kassem will be judging the 11-episode season. Production started in New York this week and the show will premiere later this year.
The logline: In each self-contained episode, three teams of food artists transform iconic characters into extravagant masterpieces that tell a story from Disney’s legendary IP. These food sculptures will be judged purely on their design, technical skills and narrative, and not by taste.
The unused food from each competition will be donated to local food banks. This is Palmer’s latest project at Disney+, where she is also starring in the upcoming The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder revival series.
The show is produced by Endemol Shine North America. Josh Silberman, Sarah Happel Jackson and Endemol Shine North America’s Sharon Levy, DJ Nurre and Michael Heyerman are executive producers alongside Palmer.