LATEST NEWS - Nacho-loving rivals Guy Fieri and Bill Murray are teaming up for a "Nacho Average Showdown

Guy Fieri - known for his on screen talent, cooking and restaurants.

Nacho-loving rivals Guy Fieri and Bill Murray are teaming up for a "Nacho Average Showdown" virtual nacho-making competition to raise awareness and donations for the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund (RERF). The live event will provide some laughs and raise funds for America's restaurant workers facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis. Currently, eight million restaurant workers are unemployed.


RERF was created by industry icon, Guy Fieri, chef and host of the Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF).

The Fund provides restaurant workers with $500 grants, and 100 percent of all donations go directly to RERF. The "Nacho Average Showdown" presented by Tostitos is sure to include off-the-wall humor and friendly banter between Fieri and Murray. Their sons, Hunter Fieri, and Chef & Restaurateur Homer Murray will also do battle to show their dads the secret to making perfect nachos. Each competitor will create his signature nachos for "Showdown" judges Terry Crews and Shaquille O'Neal. Food Network host Carla Hall will emcee the event. Viewers will be encouraged to contribute to RERF via the donate button on Food Network's Facebook page.

RERF supporters such as Ecolab, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Tyson Foods, Modelo Negra and Food Network are also sponsoring the "Nacho Average Showdown," and Uber Eats will be the official delivery partner. To date, more than 50 companies and organizations have helped raise over $22 million for RERF. 

 

"My entire career has been in the restaurant -business," said Fieri. "From bussing tables to flambe 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. With the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, we can serve up some support when these restaurant employees need it most right now." prnewswire

Guy Fieri is known for his on screen talent, cooking and restaurants. For those of you who love his latest venue in Las Vegas, you want to visit the venue- Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar, The 6,500 square foot space will feature a large outdoor patio and dining area to seat 200 patrons who will be able to enjoy the panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip. Just announced that the venue is closed in June, we will keep you posted- as to the reopening as we get it.

Interviewing Guy in the past has been one of the more interesting interviews for Dining Scene. He shared with me in earlier years some of the most bizare foods he has tired on his hit tv show Dinners, Drive ins and Dives. Turtle soup was one of the most bizare dishes if you can believe it. He shared with me his love for Las Vegas, and having his son attend UNLV was another reason for spending more time aside from the hot spot on the strip. An intresting chef, fun energy and fun to conversate with was my personal experience with Guy Fieri. Helping others during this time is why we Spotlight Guy today in Dining Scene. 

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