Personal and Family Life
Guy Fieri was born on January 22, 1968, in Columbus, Ohio, US, to Lewis James Ferry and Penelope Anne. Originally born Ferry, he later changed his name to Fieri in the souvenir of his great-grandfather Giuseppe Fieri. His brought up in Ferndale in Humboldt County, California has definitely influenced his cuisine and cooking style. In 1990, he earned his bachelor degree in Hotel Management from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Fieri stand at an average height of 5feet and 10inches. He has a unique hair style that certainly does stand out in the crowd. His hair is spiky and has styled himself more likely a member of a rock band and normally wears shirt.
Fieri is married to wife Lori Fieri. Fieri and his wife tied the knot in 1995 and since then they are living a euphoric life together which makes them the most adorable couple. They are blessed with two sons Ryder and Hunter.
Career and Professional Life
It was his passion for food which brought him all the way from America to France to study cuisine and recipe. He eventually sold his pretzels cart and even washed out the dishes to collect enough funds for the trip to France. The heart breaking one most have been to sell that cart which he built with his father where they sold their soft and delicious pretzels. A short time after he returned back to America and did several restaurants job there until he enrolled in college.
After graduation, he joined Long Beach, California restaurant as a manager for Nestlé’s brand Stouffer. The work experienced in California earned him a job at Louise’s Trattoria with an awesome post of district manager which included a duty to manage, recruit and instruct 6 of the restaurant’s location.
In 1996, he along with his partner Steve Gruber discovered their first restaurant Johnny Garlic’s in Santa Rosa, California. The immense success and love from the community audiences encouraged the duo to open more of the restaurant and they subsequently developed it in Windsor in 1999, Petaluma in 2000 and Roseville in 2008. In 2003, they opened their second Tex Wasabi’s in Santa Rosa. They further added more in the coming years.
Fieri came into the known of national audiences after being crowned the winner of the second season of ‘The Next Food Network Star’. After winning the season, as per contract, he launched his own cooking show ‘Guy’s Big Bite’ on Food Network which premiered on 25th June 2006 and goes on to date. The network second series ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’ was premiered in April 2007 where Fieri visited local diners. In subsequent times he released his ‘Ultimate Recipe Showdown’ along with co-host Marc Summers on February 17, 2008, and ‘Guy of the Hook’ on September 14, 2008. He also guest-starred in Dinner: Impossible, Ace of Cakes, and Paula’s Party.
Following his popularity on the previous shows, NBC announced Fieri as the host of an International game show ‘Minute to Win It’ on December 2009. The show was later canceled followed by Low ratings and excessive production budget. He justified his love for food by co-writing the cooking based books like ‘Guy Fieri Food: Cookin’ It, Livin’ It’ and ‘Diners, Drive-ins and Dives: An All-American Road Trip…with Recipes! He was also the spokesperson for T.G.I Friday’s in 2008 and 2009.
In January 2012, he led one of the two teams in American cooking competition ‘Rachel vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off. On October 27, 2013, he became the host of cooking based TV show ‘Guy’s Grocery Games’. Fieri recent television series is ‘Guy’s Family Road Trip’.
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