Food Network’s “Ciao House”: Culinary Competition in Tuscany
Food Network‘s latest primetime series, Ciao House, hosted by renowned chefs Alex Guarnaschelli and Gabriele Bertaccini, follows the journey of ten promising chefs to Tuscany for an unforgettable culinary experience. Filmed on location in Italy, the show features the rising stars competing as individuals and teams to showcase their mastery of Italian cooking techniques and dishes. From learning pasta-making from real nonnas to getting a lesson from a three-century-old family butcher business’s head butcher, each challenge is accompanied by a traditional local experience.
The chefs must navigate alliances and rivalries while choosing their teams, and the losing team votes off one of their own each week. The ultimate prize for the last chef standing is a life-changing opportunity to learn from renowned Italian master chefs through an immersive culinary education across Italy. The show premieres on April 16th at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network and streams on discovery+ on the same day.
“Ciao House fuses the beauty and culinary traditions of Tuscany into a high-stakes competition,” said Betsy Ayala, Head of Content, Food, Warner Bros. Discovery. “These talented chefs must live together as a family in a jaw-dropping villa and simultaneously compete against each other for the prize of a lifetime – it’s not just a battle of cooking skills, in Ciao House personal dynamics, loyalties, and rivalries create the perfect storm to create one of our most exciting series to date.”
The competitors are: Omar Ashley (Avenel, New Jersey); Corey Becker (Brooklyn, New York); Saba Duffy (Framingham, Massachusetts); Trenica Johnson (Houston, Texas); Jess Mahoney (Los Angeles, California); Preston Paine (Dallas, Texas); Sarah Raffetto (New York, New York); Justin Robinson (Atlanta, Georgia); Natalia Rosario (Chicago, Illinois) and Matt Wasson (Staten Island, New York).
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