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Culinary icon Guy Fieri to meet soldiers, culinary specialists at Madigan Army Medical Center

October 25, 2012

Saint Martin’s University to connect celebrity chef with Madigan’s WTB soldiers

LACEY, Wash., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On Saturday, Nov. 3, “culinary rock star” Guy Fieri will take to the kitchen of Madigan Army Medical Center with his trademark gusto, cooking up hospitality and entertainment for a group of invited soldiers.

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During his visit, Fieri, the outgoing restaurateur and popular host of Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, will join a group of Madigan’s culinary specialists in the kitchen, providing his own brand of high-energy epicurean instruction and inspiration. Following his food-focused adventures with the specialists, Fieri will spend time with wounded, ill and injured soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB).

The “Afternoon with Guy Fieri” at Madigan Army Medical Center is presented by Saint Martin’s University, which is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its extension campuses at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and is sponsored by America’s Credit Union. On the evening of Nov. 3, Saint Martin’s University will welcome Fieri to its Lacey campus as the celebrity chef for its annual Saint Martin’s Gala. Last year’s Gala featured chef Mario Batali and generated $600,000, a record amount for the annual scholarship fundraiser.

A longtime supporter of the men and women serving our country, Fieri has visited bases in the Persian Gulf, Guantanamo Bay and Hawaii.

“It is an honor to have the opportunity to connect Guy with the Warrior Transition Battalion soldiers as part of our pre-Gala festivities,” said Roy Heynderickx, Ph.D., president of Saint Martin’s University. “This year, the Saint Martin’s Gala will feature a special focus on the military, as we celebrate four decades of ‘serving those who serve us’ on our Joint Base Lewis-McChord extension campuses. The Madigan event is the perfect way to kick off the day.”

“We’re excited to host Guy Fieri and look forward to him bringing his culinary magic to our kitchen,” added Col. Dallas Homas, Madigan Army Medical Center commander. “Our soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion are especially thrilled for the opportunity to interact with this celebrity chef.”

Guy Fieri will be visiting Madigan Army Medical Center and WTB Soldiers Saturday, Nov. 3. Event begins at 12:45 p.m.; media wishing to attend need to arrive at the Madigan Gate, exit 122, no later than 12:15 p.m. Special requirements: closed toed shoes and headgear are required in the kitchen. Paper hats will be available, however media are encouraged to bring a baseball-style hat or cap. Media interested in attending Guy Fieri’s Madigan visit should R.S.V.P. to Carrie Bernard at 253-968-1901 or carrie.bernard@us.army.mil NLT Nov. 2 at 3 p.m.

Guy Fieri will be on the Lacey campus of Saint Martin’s University for Meet the Chef, 4-5:30 p.m., and the Saint Martin’s Gala, 7 p.m. Media interested in attending Meet the Chef or the Gala should contact Jennifer Fellinger at 360-438-4332, 360-200-9265 or jfellinger@stmartin.edu NLT Nov. 2 at 3 p.m.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 23 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,100 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 300 more undergraduate students to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Centralia College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu.


Jennifer Fellinger
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Saint Martin’s University
360-438-4332 / 360-200-9265; jfellinger@stmartin.edu

Carrie Bernard
Media Relations Officer
Madigan Healthcare System
253-968-1901; carrie.bernard@us.army.mil

SOURCE Saint Martin’s University

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