April 14, 2011
Cooking with kids the focus of Guy Fieri's Sacramento upcoming visit

Guy1.JPGGet ready Tripe-D fans, Guy Fieri is coming to the Capital. And Capitol.

The spiky-haired Food Network chef of "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" fame will be in Sacramento April 25 and 26 to endorse a resolution promoting cooking with children and to host fundraisers in the evening at his local restaurants.

In 2009, Fieri helped draft a resolution making the second Saturday in May as "Cook With Your Kids Day." From 11 a.m. to noon April 25, Fieri will be back at the Capitol where "Cook With Your Kids" will be introduced as a weekly initiative, a news release states.

The goal is to get families cooking and eating together every Thursday.

Fieri heads a non-profit organization, "Cooking With Kids," which is intended to strengthen families by spending time in the kitchen and encourage kids to eat healthy and build their self-esteem.

Fieri also will be hosting two fundraisers to benefit his organization while he's in town.

The first is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 25 at Tex Wasabi's in Sacramento. Tickets are $100 and available for purchase at the restaurant.Jeff Arnett, the master distiller for Jack Daniels, will be offering a special treat for guests, according to a spokeswoman.

On April 26, Fieri will be at his Roseville restaurant, Johnny Garlic's, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Two magnums of Kenwood wine also will be customized by Joe Leonard, Fieri's tattoo artist, and auctioned.

Tickets are $125 and available at the restaurant.

Culinary students from American River College - Fieri's alma mater - will be prepping food for both events.

*This post has been edited due to inaccurate information provided to The Bee. The Jack Daniels distiller will be at the April 25 event, while the Kenwood wine will be auctioned at the April 26 event.

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