Whatever you may think of Guy Fieri, and I know some people have no tolerance for his manner of speech, he and chef José Andrés are doing their part to help the many people whose lives have been permanently altered by the rash of fires in southern California.
As the Carr Fire becomes the seventh most destructive wildfire in California’s history, renowned chefs Guy Fieri and José Andrés are doing everything they can to help feed the evacuees and first responders.
“My team and I got involved. My son and his buddies, and a bunch of my buddies, loaded up the caravan from wine country and drove four hours up here,” Fieri said.
“We are just working arm-in-arm with the Salvation Army, local chefs, residents and everybody helping out all of the evacuees.”
More than 12,300 firefighters are battling 15 wildfires burning across California. In total, these fires have burned more than 280,000 acres, and forced more than 44,000 residents to evacuate.
The Carr Fire began on July 23 in Northern California, and on Saturday Fieri arrived in Redding, a city of almost 100,000 people where the fire swept through. Two days after Fieri got there, José Andrés’ nonprofit, World Central Kitchen, joined him and fellow food first responders, Operation BBQ Relief.
I know I speak for everyone here at AppleEats when I say we applaud Fieri’s valiant effort to bring at least a little sunshine into the lives of those displaced by the catastrophe and to the firefighters dedicated to saving as many lives and homes as they can.