Guy Fieri, chef, restaurateur, New York Times Best-Selling author and Emmy Award-winning host, began his love affair with food at the age of 10. Selling soft pretzels from a three-wheeled bicycle cart he built with his father called “The Awesome Pretzel,” he earned enough money to study abroad as an exchange student in Chantilly, France. It is here Guy gained a profound appreciation for international cuisine and the lifestyle associated with it. In 1996, Guy launched his culinary career with the opening of Johnny Garlics, his first restaurant based in his hometown of Santa Rosa, California. Since then he has gone on to create a culinary empire with 19 acclaimed restaurants across the country, including Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar in Las Vegas, Guy’s Chophouse in Atlantic City and El Burro Borracho in Laughlin, Nevada. The five time New York Times Best-Selling cookbook author also hosts top-rated shows including Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy’s Grocery Games and Guy’s Big Bite.