Chef Spotlight – Guy Fieri
By Erik R Johnson
Chefs not only add flavor to the food they cook, but also mix the required quantity of professionalism into the food culture. In a professional kitchen setting, the term ‘chef’ denotes the executive chef or master chef who spreads the magic taste of kitchen to the outside world. Guy Ramsay Ferry or Guy Fieri as is he popularly known is one such chef who has been able to devise an altogether different recipe of food culture.
Guy Fieri never limited himself to just cooking and he is lot more than this. He is a TV personality and an author of many recipe books. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management from University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1990, Fieri could develop his own innovative world of food science coupled with creativity. No wonder, his Chef personality is well acknowledged in US and abroad through his cookery shows alone!
Since awards and recognitions have always been on his favor, he could shape his own good will and reputation among the masses. Through his shows, Guy Fieri has been able to successfully broadcast his style of cooking. ‘Guy’s Big Bite’, ‘Diners, Drive ins and Dives’, ‘Ultimate Recipe Showdown’ which he co-hosted with Mark Summers are some of his popular TV shows. His way of presentation, bleached bond spiky hair have added much color to a Chef’s physique and in this way, he has proved that Chef’s personal zeal is equally important as his cooking excellence.
With restaurants being the very stage of food experiments, Guy has been able to advertise his very concept of restaurants. Guy’s restaurants are located in Santa Rosa, Windsor and Sacramento. His restaurant service mix is so broad a concept where customers can buy many fun products from T-shirts, squeeze bottles and aprons to hats and more. This depicts the uniqueness and style of his restaurants as well as his efficiency and experience in Restaurant Management. Chefs are those who would make others follow them at least in diet. A good chef has no problem in prescribing a balanced and nutritious diet to his ‘disciples’. Guy has been able to convince his admirers who watch his TV shows that his cooking shows are worth seeing and trying. His restaurant management has made him grow into a good recruiter and trainer for the growing chain too.
Apart from these, Guy has been able to lead many aspiring chefs and give them timely training. Guy Fieri has been a three-term President of the Restaurant Association of the Redwood Empire and serves on the Board of Directors for the Educational Foundation of the California Restaurant Association and most recently was he was Grand Marshall for NASCAR in Sonoma. Another milestone in his life occurred when he was flown by the American Navy all the way to Persian Gulf to entertain and cook for the troops.
Thus, Guy Fieri has been able to project himself as a celebrity-chef and a brand ambassador of food all around the world. His professional life a master chef is an inspiration to many who aspire to pursue a career in Hospitality Management.
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