Celebrity Chefs Gather for TLC & Discovery Family Channel Charity Special ‘Unichef: Uniting Through Food’

Celebrity chefs Sandra Lee, Ming Tsai and Donatella Arpaia will gather for a special event, “Unichef: Uniting Through Food,” on TLC and Discovery Family Channel.

The hourlong TV special, airing Nov. 17, will explore the lives of the three chefs and their individual missions to help others and give back to the community, highlighting the chef’s personal initiatives, innovations and volunteer work with organizations including UNICEF, Family Reach, City Harvest and God’s Love We Deliver.

“Unichef: Uniting Through Food” is based on the best-selling cookbook by Hilary Gumbel, and all royalties will be donated to The U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

To complement the world premiere of “Unichef: Uniting Through Food,” Discovery Family is launching the Share Your Thanks campaign on Oct. 24, a month-long initiative that captures the spirit of giving thanks by asking viewers to acknowledge the people in their lives that have gone the extra mile by submitting custom videos, photos, or messages via social media on the channel’s digital properties.

“UniChef: Uniting Through Food is more than a television special or book. It’s about how we unite with our favorite chefs to give thanks, help others and create a recipe with the core ingredients of compassion and love,” said Gumbel, who is an executive producer on the special.

“At Discovery Family, nothing is more important than family and acknowledging the people in your lives who constantly go out of their way to make a positive impact,” said Angela Recio Sondon, Discovery Family Channel’s vice president. “Hilary Gumbel, her book and the entire cast of ‘UniChef: Uniting Through Food’ instill those values and recognize that generosity and goodwill should always be celebrated. We’re honored to be partnering with such great talent.”

“Unichef: Uniting Through Food” will air on 7 p.m. on TLC and at 9 p.m. on Discovery Family Channel.

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