Dont get me wrong here - I love watching “Diners, Drive-ins & Dives” (and have made a point of eating in a couple of featured places - and enjoyed the food both times).
But, on an episode I’ve just watched, Fieri says “As a chef, I …”
A look at his Wikipedia entry makes no mention of him ever cheffing for a living. Did he ever actually train/work as one? Or is this just a bit of TV puffery?
(By the by, I could offer you a well known British cookery book writer whose use of weasel words implies professional cheffing but the facts don’t stack up)