Giada De Laurentiis is parting ways with the Food Network.
After 21 years as a host and chef personality at the network, she will no longer collaborate on new projects there, and instead signed a multi-year deal for unscripted series production with Amazon Studios. Deadline was the first to report the news of her new deal.
In an exclusive statement, a Food Network spokesperson confirms the news to PEOPLE.
“Giada De Laurentiis is culinary royalty, someone who has taught audiences how to properly pronounce every cut of pasta imaginable for nearly two decades. Food Network will always be proud of the beautiful content we have created together, and our table will always have an open seat for Giada,” the spokesperson says.
Reruns of De Laurentiis’ shows, including Giada at Home and Giada Entertains, will still be shown on Food Network and discovery+.
De Laurentiis shared the news in an Instagram post, which included a screenshot of Deadline‘s announcement of her new deal. “Big week! Super excited for what’s to come! @amazonstudios,” she wrote in the caption.
Her fellow chef friends shared their well wishes, including Alex Guarnaschelli, who wrote, “Congratulations 😍.” The Kitchen co-host, Katie Lee Biegelcommented, “Yessss congratulations 🎉.”
In an Amazon Studios release shared with PEOPLE, the food TV veteran further expressed her excitement. “I’m looking forward to this next chapter. I’ve been a fan of Amazon for a long time, and I’m excited for what we will accomplish together,” she said.
Lauren Anderson, head of AVOD Original Content and Programming at Amazon Studios, also shared that the company is looking “forward to developing an exciting slate of projects with Giada, as she expands into new areas and we broaden our crave-worthy slate of cooking and lifestyle content,” said Anderson.