Preschoolers will be offered a banquet of magical culinary adventures when Nickelodeon’s new CG-animated series Butterbean’s Café premieres Monday, November 12 at 1 p.m. ET/PT on the channel’s Nick Jr. preschool block. The 40-episode series centers on a fairy named Butterbean, who runs the neighborhood cafe & bakery. Created by Robert Scull and Jonny Belt (Bubble Guppies), the series showcases creative cooking and features a curriculum with social-emotional lessons that highlight kindness and gratitude, and leadership skills.
In Butterbean’s Café, the little chef together with her fairy friends — Dazzle, Poppy and Jasper — and her little sister, Cricket, take pride in serving up healthy snacks and sweet treats to the residents in their community of Puddlebrook. Butterbean’s special magic beans, the fairies’ enchanted kitchen tools and the team’s can-do spirit all combine to make their cafe the most awesome eatery in town. In the series premiere, “The Grand Opening!,” Butterbean and her friends work together to make the opening of the café a success, while competing café owner Ms. Marmalady attempts to throw them off track
A tasting menu of celebrity chefs and culinary experts will guest star throughout the season, including Richard Blais (Top Chef, Guy’s Grocery Games), Alton Brown (Good Eats, Iron Chef America), Carla Hall (The Chew, Top Chef), Padma Lakshmi (Top Chef), Giada De Laurentiis (Giada at Home) and Rachael Ray (The Rachael Ray Show).
Leading up to the linear series premiere, an all-new full-length episode and short-form content are available now on NickJr.com and the Nick Jr. App. Following its U.S. launch, Butterbean’s Café will roll out on Nickelodeon’s international channels and branded blocks throughout 2019.