Guy Fieri Surprised Northern California Firefighters With a Home-Cooked Meal

Guy Fieri
Guy Fieri visits his Chophouse Restaurant at Bally's Atlantic City on Wednesday October 14, 2015 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Getty Images

Guy Fieiri brought Flavortown to the first responders fighting the Camp fire in northern California. The celebrity chef, 50, surprised those working diligently to extinguish the deadly flames on Sunday, November 11, by whipping up a home-cooked meal for them.

“Guy Fieri made a surprise visit to serve dinner to everyone at the law enforcement staging area at Butte College. Thank you so much Guy for filling our bellies and lifting our spirits,” the Butte County Sheriff tweeted on Sunday. According to additional tweets, the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives host prepared pulled pork and an array of other dishes.

As the Auburn Police Department tweeted, “Guy Fieri is in this photo with Officer Joe Almeida up in Butte County #CampFire Guy is cooking pulled pork dinner for everyone this evening. He had also thanked everyone that is helping out for their hard work! Thank you Guy for your time, support and great food! #ButteCounty.”

And while various law enforcement agencies were quick to thank Fieri for his help, the Next Food Network Star winner made it clear the first responders are the ones who really deserve all of the praise. “In today’s tumultuous world, it’s amazing to see our firefighters, military, law enforcement and first responders come together to rescue our communities devastated by fire,” he tweeted on Monday, November 12. “So many great people stepping up to take care of one another #ProudAmerican #CampFire.”

The Camp fire, which is still burning, has already destroyed thousands of homes and is now the deadliest blaze in the history of the Golden State. The nearby Woolsey fire, which is raging in southern California, has burned more than 91,000 acres and forced thousands of evacuations. Stars like Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Camille Grammer and Gerard Butler have all lost their houses in that blaze.

Fieri, a longtime resident of Santa Rosa, California, has a history of helping out his home state when disaster strikes. In July, he joined fellow celebrity chef José Andrés to prepare meals for victims of the Carr fire, and in October 2017 he helped feed 5,000 evacuees per day when fires burned large portions of Sonoma County. “I’m not promoting anything. I’m just here cooking,” he told local PBS affiliate KQED at the time. “This is feeding people. People need help, and I’m here to help. That’s it.”

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