20 Facts About Guy Fieri


Guy Ramsay Fieri is an American restaurateur, author, and an Emmy Award winning television presenter.


Guy Fieri co-owned three, now defunct, restaurants in California, licenses his name to restaurants in cities all over the world, and is known for hosting various television series on the Food Network.


Guy Fieri grew up in Ferndale in rural Humboldt County, California.


Guy Fieri attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management in 1990.


Guy Fieri began his association with food in grade school in Ferndale, by selling pretzels from his "Awesome Pretzel" cart and washing dishes to finance his trip to France to study.


In 2011, Fieri partnered with Carnival Cruise lines to create Guy's Burger Joint to sell Fieri's burgers fleet-wide.


Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, his second series, premiered in April 2007, with Guy Fieri traveling the country visiting local eateries.


For Thanksgiving 2008, Fieri hosted a one-hour special titled Guy's Family Feast.


Guy Fieri used the "Guy Off the Hook" set for the special, which was broadcast live, on November 28,2008.


Guy Fieri appeared on other Food Network programs such as Dinner: Impossible in 2007 and 2009, Paula's Party, Ace of Cakes, and The Best Thing I Ever Ate.


In January 2012, Fieri was one of the two team captains in the Food Network reality series Rachael vs Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off.


In May 2021, Guy Fieri signed a three-year contract with Food Network worth an estimated $80 million.


Guy Fieri appeared in promotions for Flowmaster, a California-based auto exhaust parts manufacturer.


Guy Fieri appeared in regional Food Network events, such as the 2012 Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival and the 2012 South Beach Food and Wine Festival, where he officiated at 101 gay weddings.


In 2015, Guy Fieri officiated at the wedding of celebrity chef Art Smith at Miami Beach.


Guy Fieri officiated the weddings in honor of his late sister who was a lesbian.


Guy Fieri met his wife Lori when she came into a restaurant he was managing in Long Beach, California.


Guy Fieri's sister died in 2011 of metastatic melanoma and Guy Fieri decided to take care of the 11-year old Jules.


Guy Fieri collects classic American cars, including a 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle, a 1968 Pontiac Firebird, a 1976 Jeep CJ-5, a 1969 Chevrolet Impala SS, and a 1967 Chevrolet C10 pickup.


Guy Fieri is the author or co-author of several cookbooks which together were New York Times bestsellers for a total of over 33 weeks.