Guy Fieri, LQHS is hosting a luncheon to thank 400 local veterans and first responders

TV host and chef Guy Fieri partnered with La Quinta High School to host a special BBQ thanking more than 400 local veterans and first responders.

His foundation has partnered with the Aziz Farms Packhouse and the La Quinta High School Culinary Program.

One of the students, Caleb Balmer, told us that Fieri gave the students a pep talk before the event: “He was just saying that experience is the main thing to work for in the industry, and he just gave some advice on what to do. And that was super cool.”

Fieri’s foundation is dedicated to supporting communities and celebrating their heroes. “Everyone in this community got involved. The school was great. All kinds of people helped us and it was a great event,” says Fieri.

Students were able to work alongside Fieri’s catering team to help prepare and serve food on Thursday.

La Quinta High School culinary department head David Wood told News Channel 3, “They’re starting to practice the things we learn in class. We do a lot of catering ourselves, but come in and watch a professional team like Guy’s team come in and work together. It’s just awesome.

Fieri is filming a few episodes of his show in the Coachella Valley and is also expected to make an appearance on Stagecoach this weekend.

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