Guy Fieri Serves up Meals and Thank-You’s to Hospital Staff
SANTA ROSA, Calif. – Celebrity chef Guy Fieri’s bright smile and goatee may have been tucked behind a cloth mask while serving meals to medical staff at Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital, but make no mistake, his iconic bleached-out tips, tattooed arms, and jovial attitude were on full display.
For Fieri, a wildly popular Food Network show host and a resident of Sonoma County, giving back to hospital staff boils down to one local supporting fellow locals.
Dubbed the ‘Mayor of Flavortown’, Fieri’s lunchtime menu for staff did not disappoint. Out of his camo-colored Knuckle Sandwich food truck, he served up more than 600 meals to staff, including pulled pork sandwiches, penne pasta, grilled vegetables and hearty green salads.
Due to social distancing, Fieri could not hand off each meal face to face. Rather, unit managers came out to the truck collect the food boxes and t-shirts for their staff. To make it personal, Fieri autographed and wrote ‘good job’ on each box.
Fieri made the meal donation a family affair by including his wife, two sons and Knuckle Sandwich crew.
“This is for all those in there working hard day and night,” said Fieri. “This is for them.”
Fieri continues to use his celebrity for helping during the COVID-19 pandemic. He recently teamed up with the National Restaurant Association to raise more than $23 million for struggling restaurant workers across the country.