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Guy Fieri on Cooking for California Wildfire Victims: 'José Was My Inspiration'

December 6, 2017

D.C. chef José Andrés has served more meals in Puerto Rico than the Red Cross, The Salvation Army, or any other agency, organizing more than a million meals for Americans still dealing with the devastating affects of Hurricane Maria.

His good deeds and dedication to food relief have not gone unnoticed. Andrés inspired another celebrity chef to put on his apron and make a difference.

Guy Fieri’s home state of California has been ravaged by deadly wildfires in the past few months.

The "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" host told Tommy McFly how seeing Andrés in action inspired his own massive meal for his community.

"José Andrés, in my opinion, is one of the greatest people ever," Fieri said. "I was here for the we found out the level of the devastation," Fieri continued.

"José was my inspiration...There's thousands of people that are displaced. I'm gonna go cook." "If this guy is able to go to a city that doesn't have power, doesn't have running water, and hes able to start feeding thousands of people, we gotta figure this out."

Guy Fieri and José Andrés will be on stage together this weekend at the MetroCookingDC Show at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown D.C. A portion of every ticket purchased with promo code “Puerto Rico” will go toward ongoing relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

Listen to Tommy's full interview with Fieri below:

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