Chef and TV Host Cooks up Partnership With Freightliner to Feed First Responders (Video)
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Portland, OR – Renowned chef, restaurateur, and TV host, Guy Fieri, is partnering with Freightliner Trucks to support first responders in disaster relief efforts around the United States.
Fieri, who is a New York Times Best Selling author and Emmy Award-winning TV host, is one of the world’s most recognizable and influential culinary stars.
He is teaming up with Freightliner Trucks to deploy a new state-of-the-art mobile kitchen to be used to serve first responders providing relief to those in disaster-stricken areas.
To aid Fieri in his efforts, Freightliner has donated the use of a new, customized SportChassis Freightliner M2 112 tractor powered by a 470hp Detroit DD13 engine.
Fieri’s fully equipped 48-foot mobile kitchen includes multiple cook surfaces, ovens, deep fryers, a smoker, an ice machine, abundant cold storage, a 30-quart mixer, a 12-kW generator and more.
The new kitchen will join his fleet of two smaller 24-foot cooking trailers.
Fieri was inspired to assist in disaster relief after he helped feed thousands of workers and displaced residents during the 2017 Tubbs Fire in Northern California, which devastated more than 6,500 homes.
Since then, Fieri has supported numerous disaster locations and served more than 120,000 meals.
“I’m delighted that Freightliner stepped up to help serve the dedicated first-responders who help save lives and provide relief during times of extreme need,” said Fieri.
“Guy’s passion to help first responders during these extremely difficult situations is inspiring to the Freightliner team,” said Kelly Gedert, vice president of market development for Freightliner Trucks. “We jumped at the opportunity to partner with Guy in this effort; and the Freightliner M2 112 will be right at home among first responders who depend on their Freightliner M2-based fire trucks, ambulances and utility trucks.”
— Freightliner Trucks (@freightliner) February 17, 2020
Fieri founded Knuckle Sandwich, LLC, and has since opened 75 restaurants around the world from the Las Vegas Strip to the Atlantic City Boardwalk, from South Africa to Colombia and from Costa Rica to Dubai.
In 2019, Fieri received a star on the Hollywood Walk Fame — a rare feat for a chef.