Guy Fieri awards grants and scholarships to restaurants and students in Southern California – press enterprise


Celebrity chef Guy Fieri announced grants to up-and-coming restaurateurs last week at an online awards show.

Restart of Guy’s Restaurant presented by LendingTreebroadcast via social media Saturday from a set in Napa Valley. The program included several celebrities including Shaquille O’Neal and Rob Gronkowski as well as chefs such as Cat Cora. It was co-hosted by Antonia Lofaso.

  • Celebrity chef Guy Fieri entrusted Jennifer Li Reynard Ledord with a $ 25,000 grant for her Pasadena business, Leberry Bakery & Donut. (Screenshot courtesy of Medium Rare)

  • Amanda Lacher and Julia Li learn that they will receive a grant of $ 25,000 for their restaurant Porchbox in Laguna Hills from celebrity chef Guy Fieri. (Screenshot courtesy of Medium Rare)

  • Matthew Delaney of Cal Poly Pomona learns that he won a $ 25,000 scholarship from celebrity chef Guy Fieri. (Screenshot courtesy of Medium Rare)

  • Dawn Rose of California Baptist University is reacting to news from celebrity chef Guy Fieri that she won a $ 25,000 scholarship at the “Guy’s Restaurant Reboot” streaming event. (Screenshot courtesy of Medium Rare)

The aim was to show “close attention to the industry we all know and love,” said Fieri, and to help restaurants recover from the troubles caused by the new coronavirus pandemic.

Grants and scholarships valued at $ 25,000 have been awarded to several recipients in Southern California.

Amanda Lacher and Julia Li of PorchBox Restaurant in Laguna Hills received a grant sponsored by AT&T. Eatporchbox.com

Jennifer Le and Reynard Ledord of Leberry Bakery & Donut in Pasadena received a grant sponsored by Dawn and Cascade Detergents.

Matthew Delaney of Cal Poly Pomona received a scholarship sponsored by GrubHub.

Dawn Rose of California Baptist University in Riverside received a scholarship sponsored by Thomasville Furniture.


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