Guy Fieri Biography
Guy Fieri is an American restaurateur, author, and television personality who was born and brought up in Columbus, OH, United States. Fieri had a passion for food from a young age, and this passion led him to pursue his career in the culinary industry. He is known for his signature spiky blonde hairstyle, quirky fashion sense, and infectious personality.
Fieri’s passion for food led him to attend the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he earned a degree in Hospitality Management. After college, he worked in various restaurants in California, including the Red Lion Inn in Eureka, California, where he served as the head chef.
Guy Fieri Age
Fieri is 55 years old as of 2023, he was born on 22 January 1968, in Columbus, OH, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 22 January yearly, and his birth sign is Aquarius.
Guy Fieri Height and Weight
Fieri stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches tall. He has blonde hair and brown eyes color. Fieri has a weight of 90 kg or 198 lbs.
Guy Fieri Parents, and Siblings
Fieri’s parents are Penelope Anne Price and Lewis James Ferry. His father passed away in 2011, and his mother is still alive. Guy had a younger sister called Morgan Ferry. His sister Morgan Ferry died at the age of 38 from cancer. He revealed that he has a tattoo of his sister on his arm.
Guy Fieri Wife
Fieri is married to Lori Fieri. The couple married in 1995. They have two sons together, Hunter and Ryder.
Guy Fieri Sons
Fieri has two sons, Hunter and Ryder, with his wife Lori.
Guy Fieri Education
Guy grew up in Ferndale, California, and was interested in cooking from a young age. He studied at the College of the Redwoods in Eureka, California, but dropped out and began working in various restaurants in the area. He later attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he earned a degree in Hospitality Management.
Guy Fieri Career
Fieri began his association with food in grade school in Ferndale, by selling pretzels from his “Awesome Pretzel” cart and washing dishes to finance his trip to France to study. On his return to the United States, he worked at the restaurant at the Red Lion Inn in Eureka, California, until he went to Las Vegas for college.
In late 1996, Fieri and business partner Steve Gruber opened Johnny Garlic’s, a “California Pasta Grill” in Santa Rosa, California. A second location opened in Windsor in 1999, a third in Petaluma in 2000 or 2001 (since closed), and a fourth in Roseville in late 2008.
Subsequently, they developed Tex Wasabi’s (barbecue and sushi) in 2003 in Santa Rosa, adding a second location in Sacramento’s Arden-Arcade area in 2007 (which was rebranded as Johnny Garlic’s, and then subsequently closed). An additional Johnny Garlic’s was opened in Dublin, California, in 2011.
In 2011, Fieri partnered with Carnival Cruise Lines to create Guy’s Burger Joint to sell Fieri’s burgers fleet-wide. As of October 2017, there were 19 restaurants on Carnival’s cruise ships, including some serving beer-and-BBQ, Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse Brewhouse.
In April 2014, Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen and Bar opened in Las Vegas. In 2015, Guy Fieri’s Baltimore Kitchen & Bar opened in Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino. In 2018, Fieri collaborated with Planet Hollywood founder Robert Earl to open the fast-food chicken sandwich shop Chicken Guy! at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World.
After winning the second season of The Next Food Network Star on April 23, 2006, Fieri was awarded a six-episode commitment for his own cooking show on Food Network. Guy’s Big Bite premiered on June 25, 2006, with the most recent episode airing on November 16, 2016.
In January 2012, Fieri was one of the two team captains (along with Rachael Ray) in the Food Network reality series Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off. A second season of Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off began airing on Food Network on January 6, 2013. A chef challenge show, Guy’s Grocery Games, started on October 27, 2013, on the Food Network. It features four cooks who battle through three rounds and are judged by three judges.
Fieri appeared in promotions for Flowmaster, a California-based auto exhaust parts manufacturer. In 2008 and 2009, he was the spokesperson for T.G.I. Friday’s. In 2010, he appeared in a commercial for Aflac named “Spicy”.
In 2015, Fieri officiated at the wedding of celebrity chef Art Smith at Miami Beach. The wedding, which included 101 same-sex couples, was held to celebrate Florida’s Supreme Court lifting the state ban on same-sex marriage. Fieri officiated the weddings in honor of his late sister who was a lesbian.
Fieri owns a vineyard and sells his wine under the label Hunt & Ryde, named after his sons Hunter and Ryder.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the restaurant industry in 2020, Fieri teamed up with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation to raise money for unemployed restaurant workers through the newly created Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. In under two months, over US$20 million was raised.
Guy Fieri Salary and Net Worth
Fieri has an estimated net worth of $25 million dollars as of 2023. This includes his assets, money, and income. His primary source of income is his career as a Television Personality, chef, restaurateur, and entrepreneur.