No. Kelis is not turning into a chef, but she definitely has a strong foodie streak!
It’s been more than 10 years since Kelis brought her milkshake to the yard — and now she’s back with an even heartier meal.
Not only is she getting ready to drop her sixth studio album – appropriately titled Food – but the singer is a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef who recently launched her own sauce company, Feast.
“I went to culinary school in 2008 and it was one of the best times of my life,” she tells PEOPLE. “I took the time and effort to actually study and not just proclaim myself a chef, but actually become one.”
Kelis decided to make sauce after not being able to find the perfect jerk chicken while visiting Los Angeles.
With the success of “Milkshake,” it’s fitting that the foodie Kelis finds success with cuisine-themed tunes, as she intertwines her love for food and music. Entirely produced by Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio, “Food” is her most mature album-to-date.
Kelis masters a mix of jazz funk (“Jerk Ribs,” ”Hooch”), Afrobeat (“Cobbler,” ”Change”) and gospel (“Breakfast,” ”Biscuits n’ Gravy”) on her sixth album.
The sultry singer, who has launched a line of sauces called Feast, offers musical sustenance with “Food.” She continues to reinvent herself with each album, while refusing to be boxed into one music category. Wonder which genre she will conquer next?