Dave Grohl brought out the best of himself and was a hero to many during the unusual winter weather that blanketed the Los Angeles area last week.
Grohl brought his giant smoker and pounds upon pounds of brisket, ribs and pork butt to the shelter’s Trebek Center in Northridge, The Los Angeles Times reported.
Grohl trimmed the fat and prepped the food as the storm rolled into the City of Angels, cooking for more than 24 hours, according to Entertainment Weekly.
In the end, he cooked and served about 450 guests and 50 staff members of Hope the Mission, TMZ reported.
The shelter’s chief financial officer, Rowan Vansleve, shared photos of the musician-turned-cook on Instagram.
Vansleve is running 350 miles from Las Vegas to Los Angeles to raise $350,000 to pay for three new family centers and house about 400 families, The Los Angeles Times reported.
“He (Grohl) turns up at 6 p.m., and this meat truck gets delivered,” Vansleve told the newspaper. “And it’s like an obscene amount of food. It’s unbelievable, the guy spent thousands of dollars. And he is in there by himself in our little food-prep area, trimming the fat off [the meat], making sure every single one’s perfect. He’s got all of his mates together. They’re backing in these giant smokers.
“There’s this megastar walking around hugging and just loving on people. Then he starts to light all the fires at about 11 p.m., and this is when the massive storm hit. ... So he’s out there last Wednesday through to Thursday. So it’s pouring down, the area’s flooded. And he stayed out there from midnight until I think it was 6 a.m. when the meat stopped resting.”
Grohl took naps as he could in his trailer, but stoked the fires and visited with those at the shelter throughout the cooking process before calling his friends and family to help serve everyone.
The job wasn’t done when the food was gone. Grohl stuck around and deep-cleaned the kitchen and he asked to do it again, Vansleve told the Times.
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