Guy Fieri is Coming to Sac for “Cooking with Kids”


As most of you know, the SacFoodies are big fans of the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” and we especially love the host, Guy Fieri.  So you could image how excited we were to receive an invitation to interview Guy next Monday when he is in town to promote his non-profit organization, Cooking with Kids (CWK).

CWK aims to strengthen the family unit by sharing quality time in the kitchen, encourage kids to develop healthy eating habits, and raise our children’s self-esteem in a fun and positive way.   After years of campaigning to raise awareness about CWK and its mission, Guy helped draft California state legislation proclaiming the second Saturday in May as “Cook With Your Kids Day.” It was passed unanimously by the California State Legislature in 2009.

Cristina and Guy (and yes, we have matching sunglasses)

In 2009, I actually happened to run into Guy outside of the Esquire Building as he was grabbing a cup of coffee with his wife.  Lucky for me, he was totally cool and didn’t mind that I went in for a photo.  My sunglasses were on top of my head and Guy said “We have the same glasses! You have to put them on for the photo.” And that was my brush with fame….

If you want to meet Guy Fieri, check out the details below.  If you cannot make it to the events, leave a question for Guy in the comment section below and we will add it to our list to ask him. Be sure to check back after April 25 to read our interview with Guy!

How to Meet Guy Fieri:

Press Conference (Monday)
On Monday, April 25 at 11:15 a.m. there will be a press conference at the North steps of the Capitol (1100 L St.), where the legislature will introduce the resolution that officially recognizes Cook with Your Kids as a weekly initiative.

An Evening with Guy (Monday)
DATE: Monday, April 25th

LOCATION: Tex Wasabi’s
2243 Arden Way
Sacramento, CA 95825-3301
(916) 927-8399

TIME: 6:30pm-8:30pm


WHERE TO BUY: Go into restaurant, space is limited

ADD’L INFO:     Students from the American River College (Guy’s alma mater) will do the culinary prep work for the event.  Jeff Arnett, the Master Distiller for Jack Daniels will be on-site offering a special treat for guests.

An Evening with Guy (Tuesday)
DATE: Tuesday, April 26th

LOCATION: Johnny Garlic’s
10505 Fairway Drive
Roseville, CA 95678-3570
(916) 789-2000

TIME: 6:30pm-8:30pm


WHERE TO BUY:Go into restaurant, space is limited

ADD’L INFO: Students from the American River College (Guy’s alma mater) will do the culinary prep work for the event.  Two magnums of Kenwood wine will be customized for auction by Joe Leonard (Guy’s tattoo artist who also did the artwork for Guy’s upcoming cookbook, Guy Fieri Food (out May 3rd).

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  • Draper | Apr 21, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Love Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, and love the SacFoodies. What a great picture!