[dropcap]G[/dropcap]uy Fieri is known for his big flavors and even bigger personality. Whether he's exploring a hole-in-the-wall restaurant in the middle of nowhere or preparing a gourmet feast, he puts his own unconventional twist on the experience. Guy's Ranch Kitchen, where Fieri invites various chefs over to his ranch to cook a casual weekend meal, is no different: Guy Fieri is truly in his element commenting and tasting as folks whip up Asian fusion, tacos, or healthy comfort food.
The show takes place at Fieri's giant porch-kitchen at his estate in Santa Rosa, California, where he has a wood-burning oven and a fancy grill. Many dishes include veggies and herbs that are grown directly on Fieri's compound, adding an element of freshness to the experience.
This is far from Fieri's first foray into television, as he's hosted cooking shows from Guy's Grocery Games to Diners, Drive-ins and Dives to Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off. By comparison, Guy's Ranch Kitchen is considered one of the most "chill" shows that Fieri hosts, as it simply involves him and his friends making delectable meals and hanging out.
The first two seasons can be found on Amazon for $10 each, and the show also airs on Food Network Saturdays at 12:30 ET. You can also stream all of the episodes through a Discovery+ subscription.
What Chefs Have Been On Guy's Ranch Kitchen?
There are five seasons of Guy's Ranch Kitchen, starting in 2017 with "Holiday at the Ranch," when Guy Fieri hosted Justin Warner, Rocco DiSpirito, Marc Murphy and Jonathan Waxman to make their favorite holiday dishes. Other celebrity chefs who have been featured on the show are Christian Petroni, Eric Greenspan, Alex Guarnaschelli, Michael Voltaggio, Aaron May, Maneet Chauhan and Carl Ruiz.
But, of course, it wouldn't be a Guy Fieri show without a little competition. In Guy's Ranch Kitchen, his big-name friends do their best to outdo each other as they cook and bake creative and exotic dishes that match the theme of the episode. For example, you may think the "Cheese Please" episode would produce simple results. But Aarti Sequeira blew the whole ranch's minds when he made an Egyptian spinach pie. And when an episode coincides with a holiday, Fieri and his friends have fun with it, whether that involves spooky Halloween pizzas or Dungeness crab for Friendsgiving.
Best Episodes to Watch
1. Big Game Day
Season 2, Episode 6
"Big Game Day" is the type of episode that Guy's Ranch Kitchen is made for. Celebrity chefs including Alex Guarnaschelli, Justin Warner, Marc Murphy, and Eric Greenspan put their own spin on classic tailgating dishes that you already know and love. From Garlic Chicken Wings to Chorizo Chili and Potato Chip Nachos to Smoked Cauliflower Bites--There's sure to be something everyone finds delicious.
2. Wine and Dine
Season 3, Episode 9
Guy's ranch is located in Santa Rosa, California, just steps from the beautiful wine county of Napa and Sonoma counties. In this episode, he draws from his immediate surroundings and asks his chef pals to make dishes with a local wine as the centerpiece. In addition to show regulars Alex Guarnaschelli and Marc Murphy, Fieri is joined by Johnathan Waxman and Michael Voltaggio. We find Voltaggio's wine-and-cherry-cola cocktail to be the most intriguing dish, but you may prefer when Waxman turns a cheap red wine into Wild Boar Ragu.
3. Offal Debunked
Season 5, Episode 4
In the most recent season of Guy's Ranch Kitchen, the chefs--and the challenges--get a little more outside of the box... Or, outside of the grocery store, we might say. In this episode, Fieri invites over Nyesha Arriton, Aaron May, and Jet Tila to get to the bottom of cooking deliciously with offal (meaning the internal organs or leftover parts of a butchered animal). Come for the Offal Fried Rice, but stay for the Chicken Heart Yakitori.