Published October 26, 2012
Celebrity chef Guy Fieri slated to visit Madigan for Saint Martin's eventLisa Pemberton, staff writer
Before hes scheduled to arrive in Lacey for the sold-out Saint Martins Gala on Nov. 3, celebrity chef Guy Fieri will heat things up in Madigan Army Medical Centers kitchen. The restaurateur and host of Food Networks Diners, Drive-Ins and Drives is scheduled to join Madigans culinary staff for some instruction and inspiration before spending time with wounded, ill and injured soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion. The invitation-only event, billed as An Afternoon with Guy Fieri, is part of a celebration of the 40th anniversary of Saint Martins extension campuses at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, according to university officials.Were excited to host Guy Fieri and look forward to him bringing his culinary magic to our kitchen, Col. Dallas Homas, Madigan Army Medical Center commander, said in a news release. Our soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion are especially thrilled for the opportunity to interact with this celebrity chef. After the event, Fieri will headline Saint Martins Gala, an annual black tie affair benefiting student scholarship funds. Last years Gala featured chef Mario Batali, and brought in more than $600,000.