“I was Guy Fieri’s body person for six months. This involved a lot of personal assistant stuff: booking travel (air, Ubers in a pinch, the dude usually rode around in all-black sedans), confirming what the advance teams did before Guy gets there. Most of my job was to handle his personal life when he was ‘on the job.’ I had to sign three NDA’s, but I’m only sharing what happened on the show.
Guy gave me the impression he really didn’t like what he did. Every morning he would say ‘more of this bull’ even on so-called ‘buffer days’ when we had an extra day before or after shooting and we had much of the day to ourselves.
After three weeks of working with him, I figured out that Red Bulls are his binky. He’s got some crazy ADHD so the caffeine really didn’t phase him. When he would get stressed out, he’d rage up a little, but then he’d completely shut down. A Red Bull just made him calm again.
Guy does NOT remember anything he says. People walk up to him and joke about ‘flavor town and he’d look at me after the fact and ask, ‘What’s flavor town?’
I had to remind him that he came up with that. My favorite was someone who went on a cruise – apparently, Carnival Cruise Lines has Guy’s restaurants. Anyway, this fan loved the ‘Donkey Sauce’ that he put on his burgers.
Guy didn’t remember he did that. I had access to his computer and I saw recipe drafts for D-Sauce. There were scores of events similar to this, every. single. time. Guy would have no idea.
It sort of floors me that this guy influences so many people and he doesn’t give a flip. He doesn’t hate his fans, but he thinks interacting with people is a hassle. He legit doesn’t understand why he’s a celebrity, which boggles my mind how much effort he puts into his shtick. That one British chef, Robert Irvine, who lied about helping make the wedding cake for Charles and Diana has more cognizance about his fame than Guy.
On a personal note, his family is full of sweethearts and I went above and beyond a few times to help them out. All I want to say about his fam. They’re really nice people.”