cucinaIn 2001, the Cucina Amore television show entered its fourth season with new hosts, Damian Mandola and his nephew, Johnny Carrabba, owners of the popular chain, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, with 70 restaurants in 15 states. These larger than life, exuberant Houstonians were an instant success and two more shows were quickly developed – Cucina Sicilia and Cucina Toscana. Shot in a “one camera style,” the chefs cooked for guests in their kitchen as well as going on location to share their passion for high quality ingredients.

Leveraging established relationships in the food and wine industry, National Sponsorship Group brought sponsors such as Bolla Wines of Italy.