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The wild hair do that Guy Fieri sports does not belie his talent in the kitchen. The hair may look like it has been electrically manicured, but with food Fieri knows exactly what each strand of what ingredient goes in every recipe that he has created. The famed restaurateur and cooking reality sensation has coiffed his cooking style like that of a culinary master – he learned by putting in the time and working his way up from a busboy.
Fieri honed his food and restaurant knowledge in Southern California before attending and graduating from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. By 1996, he and his partner Steve Gruber opened up a chain of Italian restaurants in California that caught on and became popular. That venture spurred another opportunity that mixed barbecue flair with Japanese cuisine. His ability to stretch the cooking envelope caught the eye of television producers from the Food Network.
By 2006, Fieri had convinced executives and apparently a lot of foodies that his style and imagination with food deserved other opportunities on the Food Network channel Before the end of that decade, Fieri had starred in and developed three other food-oriented programing that included, Guy's Big Bite, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and the Ultimate Recipe Showdown.
Even with the restaurants and the television shows, Fieri has penned a book and makes guest appearances on other Food Network shows from time to time. In late December 2009, Fieri was named a game show host for Minute to Win It. He also has a new television show on the Food Network channel as he and Rachael Ray square off in a challenge-type cooking show.