Ferndale-raised celebrity chef Guy Fieri and his son Hunter Fieri are taking part in a live nacho making competition this afternoon, where they will face off against actor Bill Murray and his son Homer Murray to raise money for restaurant workers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The “Nacho Average Showdown” event will also feature notable celebrity judges Shaquille O’Neal and Terry Crews and will be emceed by Food Network host Carla Hall.
All proceeds raised from the competition will be donated to the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, a charity set up by Guy Fieri and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, and will be given to eligible restaurant workers in the form of $500 grants.
Fieri and Murray promote the event on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon.
“My entire career has been in the restaurant business,” Fieri is quoted as saying in a press release for the event. “From bussing tables to flambé captain to dishwasher to chef … I have done it all. I’ve also spent the better part of the last 15 years traveling this great country meeting other folks who’ve dedicated their lives to this business, and let me tell you something, they are the hardest working, most real deal workers you’ve ever met … the heartbeats of their communities. But they need our help and with the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, we can serve up some support when these restaurant employees need it most … right now.”
The showdown will air live on the Food Network Facebook page at 2 p.m. Watch it now in the video embedded at the top of this article.
Settle on in for another installment of #TripleDFriday! When ya have a moment, head on over to https://t.co/W0i6DlW6eO and consider offering your support to the folks in the restaurant business during these trying time! pic.twitter.com/uAI6jE5tUg— Guy Fieri (@GuyFieri) April 3, 2020