Easthampton native Gary Gianchetti Jr.’s TV debut is Sunday at 10 p.m.
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EASTHAMPTON — The new cooking show that will feature Easthampton native Gary Gianchetti Jr. will premiere on the Food Network Sunday at 10 p.m.
On the premiere episode of “Cutthroat Kitchen,” Gianchetti, 30, and three other chefs will compete for cash. The show is similar to other cooking competitions, like “Chopped,” but competitors are allowed to bid on things to help themselves or sabotage their opponents. They each get $25,000 to start with and the winner takes home whatever is left after the bidding.
In the “Pork Chops and Sabotage” episode, Gianchetti and the other chefs have to make a pork chops and applesauce dish, but thanks to clever bidding from some chefs, some competitors can’t use pork chops or apples. In the other rounds, they make macaroni and cheese and fish and chips, but one chef can’t use a fryer.
Gianchetti, 30, attended Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in Northampton and worked in area restaurants as a young chef. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., and is a sous chef at Flora restaurant in Arlington.
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