Ecolab and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation are sponsoring tomorrow’s Nacho Average Showdown live-streamed fundraising competition between celebrity chef Guy Fieri and actor Bill Murray.
Presented by Tostitos, the event which will raise money for the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund (RERF) in the United States, is being supported by other leading companies in the restaurant and foodservice sectors who are keen to assist restaurant employees impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the event, Fieri and Murray – along with their sons Hunter Fieri and restauranteur Homer Murray will each create nacho recipes that will be judged by actor and former NFL player, Terry Crews and NBA legend, Shaquille O’Neal. Food Network host Carla Hall will emcee the event.
Mike Johannsen, Ecolab’s executive vice president and general manager for Global Institutional, says: “Ecolab is committed to supporting the restaurant industry and its workforce during this challenging time.
“Although we don’t have a favorite in this showdown, we expect it will be a very entertaining event and will raise additional contributions for the Restaurant Employees Relief Fund.”
The event will be broadcast live tomorrow at 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the Food Network’s Facebook page at facebook.com/FoodNetwork. Viewers will be encouraged to contribute to RERF via the donate button on Food Network’s Facebook page.
“During these challenging times, the NRAEF’s mission to support the industry’s workforce is more important than ever,” observes Rob Gifford, NRAEF president. “With Guy as our champion, stars like Bill, Carla, Shaq and Terry, and the support of Ecolab and many other generous companies, we can help get our family of restaurant workers back on their feet, and back to building their futures in this industry of limitless opportunities.”
To date, more than 50 companies and organizations, and many individuals have helped raise approximately US $22 million for RERF. To learn more about the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, visit RERF.us.