Behind the Scenes of Ciao House

Italian Cooking Q&A with Gabe
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Season 1, Episode 1

Welcome to Ciao House!

Hosts and judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Gabe Bertaccini welcome 10 talented chefs to Ciao House, where they will live together in a beautiful Tuscan villa and be tested like never before on their proficiency with Italian cuisine. Two chefs receive a huge advantage going into the next round, and one chef must say "Ciao Ciao" to the villa.

Tuesday
Feb 20
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 2

Do As the Nonnas Do

Alex Guarnaschelli and Gabe Bertaccini introduce the nine remaining chefs to authentic Italian nonnas, who showcase how to make handmade pasta from scratch. Tempers flare during a team-based pasta challenge, and the losing team must vote to send home one of their own.

Tuesday
Feb 20
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 3

Girls vs. Boys

The eight remaining chefs travel to a famed Tuscan vineyard where judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Gabe Bertaccini challenge them to create a three-course restaurant-style menu incorporating truffles and wine pairings. Alliances form and personalities grate, and one more chef must leave the villa.

Tuesday
Mar 5
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 4

Where There's Smoke, There's Fire

The seven chefs meet a butcher whose family business is over three centuries old! Alex Guarnaschelli and Gabe Bertaccini challenge the two teams to create a menu based around the prized Bistecca alla Fiorentina, which tests them like never before. Tragedy strikes, and one chef must leave the villa early.

Tuesday
Mar 5
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 5

A Bridge Too Farro

Two team captains join hosts Alex Guarnaschelli and Gabe Bertaccini on a visit to an Italian cheese cave that has been operating for over a thousand years! After an invaluable cheese tasting, the two leaders must purchase their main ingredients BEFORE they know what their challenge is, which impedes even the most successful chefs. At the end of what is their most difficult round yet, one more chef will be sent home.

Tuesday
Mar 12
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 6

Final Four

Hosts and judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Gabe Bertaccini inform the four remaining chefs that not one, but two of them will be going home at the end of this week's wild boar challenge. Only two chefs will make it to the finale and battle it out for the life-changing grand prize.

Tuesday
Mar 12
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 7

A Tuscan Redemption

The two remaining chefs' finale plans are turned upside down when hosts and judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Gabe Bertaccini invite some "familia" back to the villa for one last chance at redemption.

Tuesday
Mar 19
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 8

Last Chef Standing

Judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Gabe Bertaccini preside over a cooking duel to see which previously eliminated chef will earn a spot in the finale. The winner will join the other two finalists to cook one last meal, knowing a life-changing prize is within their reach -- an immersive culinary education across Italy to train with renowned master chefs.

Tuesday
Mar 19
11:30am | 10:30c
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May 19
8pm | 7c
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May 20
12am | 11c
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May 22
1pm | 12c
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May 25
1pm | 12c
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Sunday
May 26
8pm | 7c
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May 26
9pm | 8c
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May 27
12am | 11c
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May 27
1am | 12c

About the show

In Tuscany, the epicenter of Italian culture and cuisine, hosts and judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Gabe Bertaccini welcome 10 talented chefs to live and cook together in a breathtaking villa, where they will be tested like never before on their mastery of Italian cuisine. The competitors will have to navigate alliances and rivalries, proving they have what it takes to be the last chef standing and win a life-changing prize -- an immersive culinary education with renowned master chefs across Italy.

About the Hosts

Alex Guarnaschelli

A frequent Chopped judge and an Iron Chef, Alex is the Executive Chef at Butter in New York City.

Gabriele Bertaccini

You may recognize him from guest judging on Alex vs America, but he spends most of his time running four successful catering companies in LA (and surfing while his three Australian shepherds watch from the shore!). Born in Firenze, Italy, he now lives in Venice Beach, California, and loves to bring people together around the dinner table and share his culture with everyone around him.

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