Guy Fieri joins John Krasinski’s ‘Some Good News’ virtual potluck, gets surprise $3 million donation to relief fund

A basic cooking demonstration turned into a $3 million shock donation Sunday for the cafe workers’ reduction fund released by Sonoma County celebrity chef Man Fieri.

Fieri was tapped to surface on the fifth episode of “Some Excellent News,” the viral YouTube series made by actor John Krasinski to celebrate heartwarming tales of hope and kindness all through the coronavirus pandemic. Signing up for life-style guru Martha Stewart, Momofuku chef David Chang and actor Stanley Tucci, the stars labored in their own kitchens to develop a digital potluck by producing 4 viewers’ favorite spouse and children recipes.

The display, produced in Krasinski’s property and styled to resemble a information broadcast, tells the tales of day-to-day — and not so day-to-day — heroes doing good deeds all through the pandemic. Sunday’s episode, which honored the cafe field and people working to feed the country, garnered far more than one.2 million views in its to start with 24 hrs on the internet.

Fieri, who’s been working from his property in Sonoma County, produced “Dynamites,” a sort of super-sized Sloppy Joe in his outside kitchen. Stewart produced pierogi dumplings, Chang produced hen cacciatore and Tucci, whose cocktail-producing competencies recently blew up Instagram, produced a boozy “quarantini” working with vanilla and orange vodka.

But a big bite of the sourdough sub was not what clammed up the usually chatty chef in the last minutes of the display. Krasinski shocked Fieri with a shock $3 million donation from Pepsi all through the plan, bumping Fieri’s national Cafe Personnel Aid Fund from $seventeen to $20 million.

“You gotta be kidding me. I’m speechless, I’m in awe,” Fieri reported on the display, pointing to the goosebumps on his arms.

On Monday, Fieri reported he certainly experienced no plan what Krasinski was cooking up.

“The full project, I thought was me cooking for a enthusiast of SGN, but John surprised me with a substantial donation from Pepsi for my Cafe Personnel Aid Fund. I was blown absent,” he reported. “It was a blast, John Krasinski is knocking it out of the park with his SGN (display). He’s acquired the correct attitude and strength and is bringing a optimistic concept in a time of need.”

Fieri released the Cafe Personnel Aid Fund in March to help the far more than 3 million unemployed cafe personnel throughout the country. He’s aiming for $one hundred million to provide economic reduction to 1 of the most difficult-strike industries all through the COVID-19 outbreak.

“Restaurant staff are having treatment of us. They are there to greet you and get treatment of you. Now it’s our chance as the general public to get treatment of them,” Fieri reported.

During the display, Krasinski also gave a nod to Jose Andres, whose World Central Kitchen plan has served practically 3 million foods throughout the country in reaction to coronavirus.

“It’s heartwarming to issue out that each and every one man or woman in that section, that was producing meals to make a difference, they were being doing it all without the need of charging a dollar, because that is just what heroes do,” Krasinski reported.

Fieri’s look starts off at ten:00:

You can get to Press Democrat Eating Editor Heather Irwin at 707-526-8544 or [email protected] On Twitter @biteclubeats.

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