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Former Bon Appetit chef, Sohla gets her own show on ‘Binging with Babish’

Binging with Babish recently announced the birth of a new show ‘Stump Sohla’, featuring Sohla El-Waylly from Bon Appetit!

Former Bon Appetit chef, Sohla gets her own show on ‘Binging with Babish’

The iconic cooking show ‘Binging with Babish’, created by Andrew Rea, famous chef, filmmaker and YouTube personality, recently announced his partnership with former chef, restauranteur and media personality at Bon Appetit, Sohla El-Waylly. Sohla will now headline her own series called ‘Stump Sohla’ on the Binging with Babish channel.

“I been bursting at the seams for more than a month now, but I can finally say that tomorrow, an all-new new show premieres on the channel! Welcome to the Babish Culinary Universe @sohlae, an incredibly talented chef and all-round amazing human being. Let’s see if we can Stump Sohla!”, Andrew Rea captioned in his recent post.
Stump Sohla, according to Deadline, will be a 10-episode series that will launch on September 24th. It will be regularly aired on Saturdays on the Binging with Babish Network.

Watch the first episode here!

On Stump Sohla, viewers can expect to watch Sohla attempt to cook a meal with a twist! She will have to first spin a wheel that decides the challenging factor for her dish which may include options such as “astronaut food”, “serve on fire”, “18th Century” and even “Beat Babish”! 

Earlier in June, Sohla exposed Bon Appetit for underpaying her as she earned only a measly $50,000 USD to apparently ‘assist mostly white editors with significantly less experience than her’. Moreover, being a professional chef with over 15 years of experience, it was called to light how she was not getting paid for any of her video appearances which was the opposite for her white colleagues.

This concerning issue has in fact angered the internet which lead to most of them choosing to boycott Bon Appetit for the mistreatment of their staff, especially being people of color. Despite being a fan favorite, Solha who is Bengali-Amercian revealed how she was “only pushed in front of video as a display of diversity.” 

Many of the staff at Bon Appetit including Sohla, Priya Krishna, Rick Martinez, Jesse Sparks and Ryan Walker-Hartshorn announced that they would no longer be working for the future videos considering the fact that they were underpaid, overworked and overlooked in their roles as editorial assistants.

Solha can’t contain her excitement as she expresses how “not only do I get to spin a giant wheel (what!) but no matter where it lands, I know we’re gonna have a good time!”

“Her knowledge, humor and personality make her reflective of everything great about what YouTube has to offer, and it’s thrilling to have El-Waylly join us as the first new addition to the BCU (Babish Culinary Universe)”, Andrew Rea said to Deadline.