Celebrity chef Guy Fieri is making headlines for how he’s helping others amid the coronavirus pandemic — from serving food to front-line workers to hosting a nacho battle.
Fieri helped hand out 1,200 carryout boxed lunches to front-line workers at Memorial Hospital in Santa Rosa, California, this week, writing a personal note to each person who received a lunch, according to The Press Democrat.
And he created a catering team that shared massive amounts of food to public service workers at Memorial Hospital, Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, all in California.
Fieri wrote notes such as, “Thank you” and “Great work” on each box with his initials.
“They all understand doctor’s writing, so they know that says, ‘Good job,’” Fieri said.
He praised the workers for how they’re handling the novel coronavirus and the patients infected with COVID-19.
“I don’t know how you guys walk in the door, knowing what you’re faced with,” he said, according to The Press Democrat. “You guys are just warriors. You do this day and night.”
Fieri is looking to raise money for the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, too. The fund gives out grants of $500 to restaurant employees who are impacted by the coronavirus, according to CNN.
To do so, Fieri will compete with actor Bill Murray in the Nacho Average Showdown, where they will both make their own nachos. Terry Crews, Shaquille O’Neal and Carla Hall will also participate.
The face-off begins at 5 p.m. EDT Friday on the Food Network Facebook page.
“I know it’s crazy, but we did it on Jimmy Fallon the other night and had a blast,” Fieri said in a video promoting the event. “You’re gonna dig it.”