Want To Be On TV With Guy Fieri? Here’s Your Chance

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Evelyn Cheatham (left), Founder and Executive Director of Worth Our Weight in Santa Rosa, and Guy Fieri, TV personality and celebrity chef.

Six years ago, TV personality and celebrity chef Guy Fieri had breakfast at Worth Our Weight (WOW) Cafe in Santa Rosa. After hearing about WOW’s apprentice program, offering tuition-free culinary and food service training to at-risk youth, Fieri made the cafe the setting for his popular Food Network show, “Diners, Drive-ins’, and Dives” in January 2011.

Fast forward to today, Fieri continues to support this local spot. On February 11, he will return to Worth Our Weight to film a Thanksgiving special of “Guy’s Grocery Games.” Together with three Food Network Chefs and three WOW graduates, Fieri will prepare a Thanksgiving feast for community members. Tickets for the four-course meal and show are now available for purchase, with all proceeds benefitting Worth Our Weight’s apprenticeship program.

Worth Our Weight graduate Robb Ledesma, left, and apprentice Holly Bacon prepare wood-fired pizza at Paradise Ridge Winery where the culinary program for at-risk youth opened their "Pizza in Paradise" lunch on Saturday's from noon until 3 p.m. (JOHN BURGESS/The Press Democrat) worth John Burgess
Worth Our Weight graduate Robb Ledesma, left, and apprentice Holly Bacon prepare wood-fired pizza at Paradise Ridge Winery where the culinary program for at-risk youth hosted a “Pizza in Paradise” lunch. (John Burgess)

Joining Fieri at this special Santa Rosa event are Food Network chefs Damaris Phillips, Carl Ruiz and Aaron May, and WOW graduates Michael Rudolph (Catelli’s in Geyserville), Michael Hilstrom (La Toque in Napa) and Robb Ledesma (Worth Our Weight in Santa Rosa).

Tickets to the event, which takes places between 6 and 9 p.m. on February 11, cost $150 and will include a four-course meal, entertainment from magician Arsene Dupin and, of course, the chance to be on TV. Tickets are available online at brownpapertickets.com

For more information about Worth Our Weight, visit worthourweight.org. WOW apprentices operate the Santa Rosa cafe on weekends, serving up farm fresh breakfast/brunch.

Worth Our Weight, 1021 Hahman Dr, Santa Rosa CA 95405, (707) 544 1200, Cafe Open Saturday 9-2 and Sunday 9-1.

Worth Our Weight Executive Director Evelyn Cheatham worked with Paradise Ridge Winery to create the "Pizza in Paradise" lunch on Saturdays. (JOHN BURGESS/The Press Democrat) staffing John Burgess
Worth Our Weight Founder and Executive Director Evelyn Cheatham was recently named a “Woman of the Year” by U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson and was awarded the North Bay Business Journal’s Nonprofit Leadership Award in 2016. (John Burgess)

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