In recent weeks, northern California, particular the wine country areas, has been nothing short of decimated by the many wildfires. Along with the rampant destruction always caused by forest fires, what’s most terrifying about these wildfires are the sheer size of it all. An estimated 3,500 building and 170,000 acres have been drastically affected and most recently 285 people are being reported as missing. In a few instances, entire towns such as Calistoga had the entire population of about 5,000 evacuated. Many have lost their homes, their possessions and sadly, dozens of Californians have also died.


Contrary to what the media would have you believe though, humanity is mostly good. And as expected, many individuals and organizations have stepped forward to assist in the rebuilding and recovery for Napa Valley and the many equally as devastated areas. Although, among the many people providing assistance to those affected is someone who you’d never expect. Not because he’s a bad person by any means, though. Quite the opposite actually. He’s so eccentric yet entertaining that I’m sure the many affected individuals couldn’t have been happier to see him.



The Mayor of Flavortown himself, a Santa Rosa native and the only man never in Backstreet Boys that can still pull off frosted tips, Guy Fieri has been assisting the brave men and women fighting those wildfires in a multitude of ways. Fieri, known for his hit shows “Diners, Drive Ins and Dives” and “Guy’s Grocery Games” is also quite an advocate for everything Northern California. A die-hard Golden State Warriors and Oakland Raiders fan, Fieri is certainly not shy about his pride in his hometown.


The previous week, Fieri and his team, collaborating with The Salvation Army, arrived at The Veterans Memorial Building and immediately began cooking meals for the many people affected by the worst wildfires in California history. Their menus were vast and consisted of many of Fieri’s signature dishes, including chicken to pork loin, baked beans to braised cabbage, mashed potatoes and paella. Regardless of how you feel about the Mayor of Flavortown’s many eccentricities, anyone must acknowledge the pure generosity of Fieri and his friends during such a troubling time. Fieri and his team have fed more than 5,000 affected people a day out of the goodness of their hearts. In no way is Fieri attempting to promote any products or restaurants.

“This isn’t a PR stunt. You don’t see my banners up. I’m not promoting anything. I’m just here cooking. This is feeding people. People need help, and I’m here to help. That’s it.” Fieri told the people criticizing his cooking for those impacted.


Fieri, while not as serious as Gordon Ramsay, certainly seems to have an excellent sense of humor and a wonderful sense of generosity about himself.


Are you a fan of The Mayor of Flavortown? If so, Tweet me at @CaptainKasoff because I’m a huge Fieri fan.