When Guy Fieri was just 10 years old, he sold soft pretzels from a three-wheel bicycle cart that he built with his father.
Through the years, Guy has opened more than 60 restaurants around the world, starred in seven TV series and executive produced a number of others, inducted into the BBQ Hall of Fame, and authored six best-selling cookbooks. Recently, he became the third chef ever to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Guy has created a culinary empire. When not filming, “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” or “Guy’s Ranch Kitchen,” he supports several organizations out to do good, including his own Cooking with Kids Foundation and as a partner in The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services.
When wildfires scorched his hometown of Santa Rosa, California, Guy and his family were evacuated; only for him to return to the frontlines with a cooking trailer, team and food to prepare thousands of meals each day for evacuees, volunteers, and firefighters.
As Guy says, food makes people feel good. In today’s episode he says if he can bring comfort to a tragic situation, that’s exactly what he’s going to do.
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