GUY FIERI

MADE BY BELLA NELSON

ABOUT GUY

Guy Fieri born January 22, 1968 is an American restaurateur, author, game show host, and television personality. He co-owns six restaurants in California and is known for his television series on the Food Network.


Guy Fieri was born in Columbus Ohio , the son of Penny Anne and Lewis James Ferry. He grew up in Ferndale in rural Humboldt county California


During high school, he was a forgein exchange student to France, where he developed his interest in food and cooking.


His paternal grandfather was of Italian descent; Fieri changed his surname, Ferry, back to his family's original surname, Fieri, when he got married in 1995, in order to honor his immigrant great-grandfather

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HIS CAREER

Fieri began his association with food in grade school in Ferndale California, by selling pretzels from his "Awesome Pretzel" cart with Zurachi and washing dishes to finance his trip to France to study cuisine. On his return to the United States, he worked at the restaurant at the Red Lion Inn in Eurica california until going to Las Vegas for college.


He later managed and owned restaurants. Fieri attended the University of las vegas and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management in 1990.


After graduation, he went to work for Stoufers developing restaurant concepts in southern california and managing their flagship restaurant in Long Beach California



After three years in southern California, he became district manager of Louise's Trattoria, managing six locations along with recruiting and training for the restaurants.

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HIS RESTAURANTS

In late 1996, Fieri and business partner Steve Gruber opened Johnny Garlic's, a California Pasta Grill in Santa Rosa, California. A second location opened in Windsor in 1999, a third in Petaluma in 2000 or 2001 (since closed), and a fourth in Roseville in late 2008.


Subsequently they developed Tex Wasabi's (barbecue and sushi) in 2003 in Santa Rosa, adding a second location in Sacramento's Arden-Arcade area in 2007. An additional Johnny Garlic's was opened in Dublin, California, in 2011.


His first New York City restaurant, Guy's American Kitchen and Bar, opened in 2012 to scathing New York Times coverage by Pete Wells that has been called the most widely read restaurant review ever. In April 2014, Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen and Bar opened in Las Vegas.