Celebrity chef Guy Fieri has been seen helping cook meals for first responders and evacuees of the Carr Fire in Redding. Fieri tweeted Monday that a chef from the Sheraton Hotel in Redding prepared enough pasta salad and coleslaw to feed 1,000 people lunch and dinner.
The Carr Fire, burning near the Northern California city of Redding has forced 14,000 people to evacuate and has killed six people and destroyed over 700 homes.
It is just one of 17 wildfires burning across the state, which has stretched resources thin.
That’s why, over the weekend, celebrity chef and Food Network host Guy Fieri drove from the Napa Valley to Redding to work with the Salvation Army to help feed the evacuees.
“It is unbelievable to see what folks are going through, but also how great this community is,” said Fieri. “It is great to see how all these folks have come together with the Salvation Army. We are in tough times in the world, with all the things going on, and boy, you take a moment like this, and you really see what America’s made of, a lot of great people coming together.”
Fieri tweeted Tuesday that two restaurant groups, World Kitchen and Operation BBQ Relief, were donating food to evacuees in Redding, while another group, Team Knuckle Sandwich, was headed to feed evacuees of the fires in Lake County.
“Big thanks to everyone making this happen!” Fieri said in the tweet.
Watch this news clip to find out how Guy is helping out!
The 20 volunteers making up the Guy Fieri crew served a lunch to 750 people on Monday, then turned around and cooked up a dinner for that same group of people at the Shasta College using the barbecue and a makeshift kitchen.
He told CNN that he was trying to “keep the menu interesting” for the people he was feeding. This isn’t the first time Guy has contributed to wildfire relief. According to Eater, he and Operation BBQ Relief helped feed victims of the Sonoma County fires last fall.
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