AUSTIN, MINN. — Hormel Foods Corp. will host the World’s Largest Virtual Friendsgiving Hormel Foods Edition on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m. CT on the Hormel Foods’ YouTube channel.
Hormel Foods invites all its team members, customers, partners and fans to enjoy celebrity guest appearances, musical performances, and helpful holiday cooking and entertaining tips.
“Hormel Foods is all about food, friends and family and we wanted to create an event to help bring people together around a virtual table to share in the holiday and offer a bit of fun and entertainment for what has been a challenging year for so many,” said Jim Snee, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of Hormel Foods.
The World’s Largest Virtual Friendsgiving Hormel Foods Edition will be hosted by Paul Zahn, an entertaining expert, TV host and writer. He has appeared on “E! News” and “Celebrity Page TV,” and is a regular on several other television shows.
Musical entertainment will be provided by Boyz II Men and Taylor Dayne. Joey Fatone, who first rose to fame as a member of the multiplatinum boy band *NSYNC and has become a successful actor, host, Broadway star, voiceover artist, dancer and TV personality, will join the celebration.
Kevin “KevOnStage” Fredericks, an actor, stand-up comedian and entrepreneur, will share a comedy set.
Karen Huger, Carson Kressley and Mia Mastroianni will discuss Thanksgiving memories, tablescape ideas and cocktail tutorials, respectively. Professional chefs and food industry experts will provide commentary and demonstrations for the perfect Thanksgiving meal, whatever the size. Chef and restaurateur Lamar Moore, who has more than 18 years in the culinary space, working in sports stadiums, restaurants and hotels, will demonstrate how to air fry a turkey.
Charcuterie expert Evan Inada with Columbus Craft Meats will demonstrate how to build a fun and exciting story around charcuterie and discuss how to use charcuterie to satisfy guests of all ages and tastes, as well as appropriate drink pairings.
Chef Grace Ramirez, a Latin American soul food chef, TV personality and cookbook author, will demonstrate how to prepare a special Thanksgiving dessert.