Guy Fieri, the respected mayor of Flavortown, had a very sweet $30 million exclusive three-year contract with the Food Network up until last month. But, according to Forbes, Fieri’s negotiating talents are as sharp as his eye for a good business opportunity, since he has signed a new three-year contract with the network, this time for $80 million. That should be enough to keep his small red Camaro running through seasons 34 and 36 of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
Guy Fieri is now the highest-paid chef on television. After all, why not? According to data analytics firm Kantar, Triple D (Fieri’s affectionate moniker for his flagship program) “produced more than $230 million in 2020 ad revenue for the Food Network.” Not only that, but the show has continuously pulled viewers to the network since 2006, which is more than half the network’s history.
Guy Fieri with a Huge Leverage
While there is no proof, it’s reasonable to assume that Fieri used his role as the face of more than fourteen different Food Network franchises to secure his healthy raise. Discovery Networks, the parent company of the Food Network, is notoriously cheap when it comes to paying its biggest stars, so while we have no proof, it’s reasonable to assume that Fieri leveraged his role as the face of more than fourteen different Food Network franchises to secure his healthy raise. He now earns more than Gordon Ramsay, “Pioneer Woman” Ree Drummond, and Chip and Joanna Gaines did when they were at the top of their game on their respective networks. Fieri is on a roll.
Guy Fieri arrived in Flavortown on a Trojan horse adorned with flames, frosted tips, trash can nachos, and other X-treme effects. But, since capturing the public’s attention 15 years ago, he’s brought genuine talent and care to every project he’s worked on. It wouldn’t be nearly as entertaining to watch an even slightly more arrogant chef fumble around in their enormous ranch kitchen as it would be to watch any TV celebrity give independently owned eateries with such a long-term boost in revenue. Guy’s new $80 million contract shows that the Food Network recognizes that its biggest star has worked hard for his success, and he did so with an honesty that never appeared genuine. He employed his attention-getting persona as a tool, always directing it to the things that mattered: the restaurants, the employees, the happy customers, the food, the food, the food.
It’s no secret that people are becoming more comfortable in the kitchen during the lockdown. It seems as though budding chefs and bakers are now spending their days making banana bread, replicating fast-food favorites, and trying out new recipes – and it’s pretty awesome. What’s even more awesome, though, is the fact that these budding chefs come in all shapes and sizes, and they even come in different ages. This particular 8-year-old chef is charming the world with her own online cooking classes.
Trying Something New
Due to the ongoing pandemic, many parents are finding it hard to keep their children entertained. After all, schools are closed, playgrounds have been taped off, and attractions are no longer an option. While many kids now spend their days sitting in front of the television, 8-year-old Moe Myint May is doing something a little different. In fact, she’s become one of the most famous little chefs in Myanmar.
The Little Chef
From an early age, Moe has loved cooking, and she has even dubbed herself the “Little Chef.” Since Myanmar entered lockdown and she has had more time on her hands, she has since decided to create her own YouTube channel to share some of her favorite recipes. Within these videos, she allows people at home to cook along with her, and she has become an internet favorite. Yes, some of Moe Myint May’s videos have seen hundreds of thousands of views, with recipes such as spicy fried frog on her roster.
Selling The Meals
However, this isn’t all she’s doing. During her online cooking classes, Moe is making enough to go around, and she is selling these dishes within her local community. She’s selling them for 10,000 kyat each ($7.20), and will be using the money she earns to buy a puppy!
So, if you want cooking inspiration from a young girl in her pajamas, then you know where to go.