Behind the Scenes with the Smollett Family

The super-talented Smollett family members are showing off their cooking chops on the all-new series Smollett Eats. Read on to check out what’s going down behind the scenes.

Photo By: Adam Rose ©2016, Cooking Channel, LLC.

Photo By: Adam Rose ©2016, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Adam Rose ©2016, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Adam Rose ©2016, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Adam Rose ©2016, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Adam Rose ©2016, Cooking Channel LLC. All Rights Reserved

Food-Loving Family

Although best known for their musical and acting talents, these six siblings share a love of cooking and eating, instilled in them by their parents. 

Maine Mates

Jake and Jojo put their home-cook skills to the professional test when they take over the Cousins Maine Lobster truck for a day. 

Family Feud

When Jurnee and Jazz heard about their brothers’ plan, they decided to challenge them to a little friendly competition and set up a truck. 

Raise a Glass

Jussie and Jake made a toast while sampling olive oils for their Italian pop-up restaurant at a local comedy club.  

Mega Marquee Moment

Jussie and Jake were thrilled to see that their names made the marquee at Hollywood Improv, the venue where they hosted a pop-up Italian restaurant. “I’m about to text my mother and say, ‘Momma, I made it,’” Jussie said. 

Setup Crew

It’s all hands on deck when the Smolletts throw their annual barbecue under the stars. While their siblings are busy in the kitchen, Jocqui and Jojo work on setting the table outside. 

Pre-Party Prep

Jazz and Jake are busy in the kitchen preparing crowd-pleasing dishes such as Apricot-and-Mustard-Glazed Baby Back Ribs and gooey Stovetop Mac 'n' Cheese. 

Selfie Time

The brothers take a break from party prep to snap a serious guys-only picture.  

Dig In

Everyone makes sure to get a piece of Jake’s barbecue ribs during the epic midnight barbecue. 

Fun with Frosting

Prepping for her birthday party, Nylah helps her mom, Jazz, frost lemon-lavender cupcakes. 

Brotherly Love

Brothers Jake, Jojo, Jussie and Jocqui pose for a picture at their niece Nylah’s birthday party. 

Cooking Cajun Style

The siblings decide to make a Cajun dinner for their mom, and Jazz and Jurnee know they’ve got to make a cheesy bacon-jalapeno cornbread. 

The Gang’s All Here

After throwing a family-style New Orleans feast for their mom, the siblings pose for a picture with her and her friends. 

Want More of the Smolletts?

Check out the show’s headquarters for more behind-the-scenes photos of the siblings in action and recipes from the show. 

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