Our @WCKitchen Relief Team is on the ground in Redding, California to serve the #CarrFire evacuee shelters & emergency crews! Coordinating with @Cal_OES @RedCross @SalvationArmyUS to deliver hot meals with our Food First Responder partners @GuyFieri @OpBBQRelief! More soon… pic.twitter.com/16j2eIw5uu— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) July 30, 2018
It’s a busy week in Flavortown.
Humboldt’s own celebrity chef Guy Fieri has teamed up the the nonprofit Operation BBQ Relief to serve hot meals to Carr Fire evacuees and first responders in Redding.
“Operation BBQ Relief has deployed to Redding California to serve Hot BBQ Meals to those in need and the First Responders there serving them,” the nonprofit wrote on its Facebook page Saturday. “We are in the process of moving equipment and supplies to the area.”
Fieri is also working with the Salvation Army’s Northern California branch, which posted photos of Guy volunteering in Redding yesterday, serving up pulled pork, coleslaw and rice to evacuees.
“Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri is with us at the scene of the #CarrFire, serving delicious lunch and dinner to hungry evacuees,” the Salvation Army wrote on Facebook today. “The yummy lunch yesterday of pulled pork, coleslaw and rice was sure to lift the spirits of so many who are under a lot of stress right now. We consider Chef Fieri a friend of The Salvation Army, as he came and helped out during the Santa Rosa fires as well. We are grateful to him for taking the time. It shows that he knows what’s important: helping people during their time of need!”
In other Fieri-related news, the rock ‘n’ roll chef also announced the upcoming launch of his very own Disney World restaurant.
“I’m stoked to be building Chicken Guy! with my friend, Robert Earl,” Fieri is quoted as saying on Disney’s news site. “It’s all about the real deal, all-natural chicken but lemme tell you, our sauce game is on point.”
Read more in the Disney press release below:
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL — (July 25, 2018) Following one successful collaboration between celebrity chef, Guy Fieri, and restaurateur, Robert Earl, the two dynamic forces have come together to create a new concept that will launch its flagship location at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Chicken Guy! is a fast-casual chain dedicated to serving delicious, succulent chicken tenders paired with a wide variety of flavorful sauces meant to please all palates.
The menu at Chicken Guy! will feature one-of-a-kind all-natural fresh chicken tenders, hand-pounded to maximize crunch and paired with a wide selection of delicious sauces. Brined in fresh lemon juice, pickle brine and buttermilk, and infused with fresh herbs, these tenders deliver on flavor and texture. The menu features the tenders—grilled or fried—in sandwiches, straight up on skewers, or in meal-sized salad bowls, and a wide array of sauces to enjoy with the chicken as well as tempting sides like Guy Fieri’s fries, crowd pleasing mac ‘n cheese, fried pickles and fresh slaw. If all of that isn’t enough to satisfy, Chicken Guy! has two delicious Flavortown Frozen Treats that will make anyone’s mouth water! Guests can end their meal on a sweet note with the Triple Double Ice Cream Treat, a large cup of deliciousness combining triple chocolate and double mint, that may cause a few cases of brain freeze or the Cinnamon Apple, a heaping cup vanilla soft serve ice cream smothered in Cinnamon Toast Crunch & Apple Jacks cereal, yum!
“I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Guy—first with the launch of his sandwich and burger menu at Planet Hollywood. Since then, we have kept in touch, determined to work on more projects together,” said Planet Hollywood Founder and Chairman Robert Earl. “We have found the perfect venture with Chicken Guy!, certain to be a crowd-pleaser. I have personally tasted all the menu items and can’t wait to open at Disney Springs and across the country, because I know our guests will love what Guy has put on the menu.”
Fieri, a chef, entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author, has brought his signature blend of authentic-meets-surprising flavors to Chicken Guy!, once again creating crave-worthy blends of spices and seasonings that keep his fans coming back for more. In this new concept, Fieri has taken the always popular chicken tender, endowed it with a proprietary blend of flavors, and provided guests with a myriad of delicious sauce options resulting in endless combinations of flavors.
“I’m stoked to be building Chicken Guy! with my friend, Robert Earl,” said Fieri. “It’s all about the real deal, all-natural chicken but lemme tell you, our sauce game is on point.”
Opening this summer, Chicken Guy! Is located in the heart of Disney Springs. With a whimsical design that will delight guests as they place their orders, innovative packaging that will make carrying out and enjoying food on the go fun and easy—and, of course, seating will be available indoors and out. No detail has been overlooked in providing the best possible guest experience.