The vocalist, guitarist and composer of the musical group Foo Fighters, spent 16 hours cooking and serving food for people in need in Los Angeles
Dave Grohl, leader of Foo Fighters, arrived at the last minute at The Hope Mission homeless shelter in Los Angeles, with a charitable goal: to cook hundreds of kilos of food in a meat smoker for 16 hours.
With that amount of food, he fed 450 homeless people and about 50 employees of the social support and support institution. According to TMZ, the menu consisted of “ribs, pork butt, brisket, cabbage, coleslaw.”
Grohl paid all the costs and was actively involved as a cook in the culinary process. He slept for a bit in the parking lot while the meat smoked,” TMZ reported.
The musician has a business called BackBeat BBQ, dedicated to grilled and smoked meat. He defined this work as a “one-man catering company.” And that it was his close friends who convinced him to open a restaurant.
This isn’t the first time Grohl has turned on the kitchen to give back to the community. In 2018, the Foo Fighters frontman fed Calabasas Station 68 firefighters in the midst of their fight against the massive California wildfires that were raging at the time.
In 2021, in the midst of the pandemic, Grohl partnered with local San Fernando Valley restaurant Casa Vega to create the Foo Fighters Especial combo plate which would help raise funds for No Us Without You LA by providing food security for undocumented staff in the back of house and their families.