Guy Fieri will host a live stream celebrating restaurant workers
Since April, Guy Fieri has raised $25 million for restaurant workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Food & Wine.
Now, the celebrity Sonoma County chef is celebrating the restaurant industry with a primetime special “Guy’s Restaurant Reboot” airing on multiple streaming platforms on June 12.
Fieri has already raised $300,000 in grants that will be given to 11 restaurateurs during the broadcast, according to Food and Wine Magazine.
There will be no fundraising during the special, which aims to celebrate restaurant workers who have persevered during the pandemic.
“It’s about bringing together celebrities, artists, chefs and restaurants, all with the message of trying to inspire and promote the industry,” he told Food & Wine. “It’s not a telethon. Nobody calls and we don’t ask for money (because) we’ve already raised three hundred thousand dollars.
Fieri is co-hosting the event with chef Antonia Lofaso, and nine other celebrity chefs will join the two for a panel discussion in a segment called “Behind The Counter Conversations.”
Other celebrity guests include singer Kane Brown, NFL’s Rob Gronkowski, NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, model Adriana Lima and rapper Wale. Diplo and Old Dominion should also perform, Fieri recently tweeted.
“Guy’s Restaurant Reboot” will air for free at 4 p.m. PDT on Fieri’s Facebook page and 20 other platforms, including LiveXLive, TikTok, Twitter, Twitch and YouTube. It will also be broadcast on guysrestaurantreboot.com.
“You know, so many people work in the restaurant industry with multiple jobs, second jobs, single mothers, single parents, students, retirees. And the restaurant industry is extremely important to our communities », Fieri told CBS News in April.