Sarasota Chef Christopher Covelli Showed Off His Italian Roots on the Food Network This Weekend

Aug 02, 2022 652

BY: Lauren Jackson

Christopher Covelli, the executive chef at Sarasota’s Sage and Bijou Garden Café, competed in a Food Network competition last night. In Alex vs. America, celebrity chef Alex Guarnaschelli faces off against three chefs who are hoping to win a cash prize. “There isn’t a chef more competitive than I am,” Guarnaschelli said in the show’s opening.

Covelli joined two other acclaimed chefs to compete against Guarnaschelli in an episode centered around Italian food—a cuisine the star of the show admitted is not her strength. The show was divided into two rounds: a “survival round” and a “money round.” The top three chefs in the “survival round” were invited to the second portion of the show, during which they competed for a cash prize if they could beat Guarnaschelli.

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