Ellen Cooks Up a Huge Surprise for Food Critic Kalen Allen!

Ellen Cooks Up a Huge Surprise for Food Critic Kalen Allen!

Yes. Hey, Kalen. Hello. OK, so tell me how this started. Is Are you like a
huge cooking fan? Or what made you start watching
them and then critiquing ’em? OK. So, the way that the first video
started– so I was literally, like, on my way to work. And so I sat there and I was
scrolling through my Facebook feed and I was like, oh,
this video’s kind of funny. And then I watched
and I was like, you know what, I should
make a reaction video and post it for my friends. So I put my little phone
up and I pressed play and I pressed record. I edited it. I published it. And then, when I went
to sleep that night, it had maybe like
20 likes on it. Then I woke up the
next morning, I had like 6,000
followers on my Twitter. Now listen, I’m a
little boy from Kansas, so that don’t
happen all the time. so that was iconic for me. So that’s when you knew
you were on to something. Yeah. All right. So there’s another video that
I saw that I want to show. Let’s take a look at this one
that you’re also critiquing. What the hell is this? Oh! Oh! Why y’all putting all
them pickles on there? Ooh, that’s a fancy compartment. Oh no. [LAUGHTER] Oh! Y’all better not–
oh, this is nasty! Uh uh. Watch y’all doing
with them hot dogs? Child, whoever eats this, I
know your breath is funky. [APPLAUSE] So you watch these
things– first of all, I’ve never seen food
like that in my life. I don’t where you find these
videos of food like that. But you’re– so you’re
an honor student. Where do you go to college? I go to Temple University. OK. And you have how many jobs? I have five jobs. You go to college and
you have five jobs? What are they? OK. So, I do all this because
I want to make sure that my mother doesn’t have
to worry about me financially. I try to be independent. So my first job is, I’m a front
desk worker for the residence halls. Second job is, I’m an Amazon
Prime student brand ambassador. Also I do marketing for the
theater and film department. And then the fourth job– child, what is that? Uh. Lord, I done forgot that. You do something for
some medical thing. Yes. Well that’s the fifth one. OK. So for that I’m a student
standardized patient for the University
of Pennsylvania in their medical school. Oh. Isn’t that clever. Yeah. And that’s fun,
because you get to act and you’re helping
these medical students. So I’m worried about
your fourth job that you’re not showing up to. [LAUGHTER] Maybe you haven’t been
there for a while, because how do you forget a job? Because there’s so many. I know. And I do them all. Oh, I remember it now! OK. I remember. What do you do? I am a co-host for Temple Talk,
which is the show on campus. You forgot that you’re a
co-host on a talk show? Umm hmm. Wow. All right. And do you cook yourself? Yes I do. Actually I a very
mean peach cobbler. People actually pay me to
make these peach cobblers during the holidays. Really? Yes. And I’m more of a homestyle
traditional kind of cook. I don’t like adding
extra seasoning. I don’t like being
all extra with stuff. Right. But one thing I
don’t understand is why people just put
salt and pepper on stuff and just call it a day. That’s not seasoning food. No. No. It’s not. It’s not. No. But that’s got nothing
to do with peach cobbler. You right. OK. [LAUGHTER] All right. Well, first of all, I
think you’re hilarious. And when I saw that video, I
said, I want to meet this guy. And then the more
we thought about it, and we started
talking about it, we want to make a deal with you
so you actually have a platform and help you make these videos. And so we want you to
help put these things out? Oh, stop playing with me, Ellen! All right. Do we have a deal? Yes, we have a deal! All right. We have a deal. We’re going to do this. Yay! All right.

100 thoughts on “Ellen Cooks Up a Huge Surprise for Food Critic Kalen Allen!”

  1. He forgot his 6th job, YouTube! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Edit: I didnโ€™t realize Ellen got him into YouTube til the end! Thatโ€™s awesome. I hope he doesnโ€™t need to work his 5 jobs now

  2. โ€œThat better not be candy cornโ€ ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    (Different video)

  3. I've been a fan of Kalen for a long time. I think he's the bomb. I'm so happy for him. I hope it works out that he can stop working so many jobs.

  4. Wow he was lying on TV ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†, that's hilarious. No one would not know where they work he was making them up….

  5. KALEN… you are awesome.. I laugh so hard watching all your material…. the awards shows are hilarious but obviously awesome! … keep spreading your love and positivity to the world!….

  6. @0:51 This is the BEST way to drape a potato salad with Bockwรผrstchen i have EVER seen in my LIFE! And i know what iam talking about! <3


  8. I wish i did jobs too.. i wish i cud… ๐Ÿ˜ฅ…. plzzz ask him how he manages everything????

  9. โ€œIโ€™m a little boy from Kansas, [6000 followers] donโ€™t happen a lot!โ€ …Now look at him! Collabing full time with Ellen โค๏ธ Just goes to show, pick something that makes you happy,. No matter how small it is, follow it. Do it. It can truly bring you places.โค๏ธ

  10. hey Alan is me I love your TV show I'm a big fan of you and I really wish I can meet you and dizzy till one of my no friends his name is Alex he's in the Marines and he wants you to meet him sometime I really really want to meet you Allen ๐Ÿคฉ

  11. Can somebody helps me to send a letter to Allen cuz idk which way should I go through ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธI love Allen
    My phone number is +50941834207 from Haiti ๐Ÿ˜’

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