Guy Fieri's career sizzles as chef next-door

Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:06am EDT
 
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By Richard Leong

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - Since winning a television cooking competition three years ago chef Guy Fieri has forged a career both in and out of the kitchen.

The 41-year-old chef has hosted several TV series including "Guy's Big Bite," and when he is not in front of the cameras he tends to his five restaurants in California, including his Tex-Wasabi's "Rock-N-Roll Sushi-BBQ" eateries where guests can eat sashimi and chipotle pork tacos in the same meal.

He spoke to Reuters about his passion for food, eating out and the perils of being a celebrity chef.

Q: How would you describe your cooking?

A: "I'm a pretty spicy guy. I like forward, bold flavors. I don't care if it's a $5 dollar burger from a truck."

Q: Why do you have such a passionate fan base?

A: "I'm not pretentious. What you see is what you get. People feel really comfortable to come up everywhere to talk to me about everything."

Q: What is one of the stranger incidents that happened to you with a fan?   Continued...

 
<p>Undated handout of chef Guy Fieri, who since winning a television cooking competition three years ago, has forged a career both in and out of the kitchen. REUTERS/Handout/Courtesy Food Network</p>