Bon Appétit videos will return in September after mass exodus

The Bon Appétit test kitchen is moving on.

After the departure of six of its most popular video personalities, the food magazine show will resume production in September, a Condé Nast Entertainment representative told The Post.

Videos for the Bon Appétit channel — which has more than 6 million subscribers and has launched its on-air talent into celebrity status — have ceased for the past two months amid outrage over its compensation and treatment of employees of color.

The disparity was brought to light in June when Bon Appétit editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport resigned after a photo surfaced that showed him in brownface. Soon after, assistant food editor Sohla El-Waylly publicly addressed her low salary compared to that of her white colleagues. That was followed by further allegations that Matt Duckor, head of CNE’s lifestyle video programming, didn’t feature people of color in Test Kitchen videos and paid them less, leading to Duckor’s stepping down.

Test Kitchen contributing writer Priya Krishna, contributing food editor Rick Martinez and El-Waylly — who make up half of the six people of color featured in the videos — announced their departures last week, followed by Molly Baz, the senior food editor, and Gaby Melian, the Test Kitchen manager, who will remain in that role but will not appear in videos.

The Condé Nast rep said the upcoming videos will include some familiar faces and new, more diverse ones.

“We are planning for BA video production to begin in September with some returning talent, in addition to new contributors which we’ll be announcing in the coming weeks,” the company spokesperson said. “We will be using this time to reset and work with the teams and ensure diversity in front of and behind the camera for BA video.”

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