Earlier this week, Chicago chef Quentin Love won Guy’s Grocery Games Veterans Holiday Showdown, a Food Network cooking competition, earning him $36,000 and the status of local celebrity in his hometown. It wasn’t just his appearance on the show that got him this newfound fame, but what he did with it that got him the undying support and adoration of his community.
Instead of using his money to celebrate or even reinvest it into his business to buy new equipment or advertisement, Quentin, a vet who served in Operation Desert Storm, is the owner of Turkey Chop Gourmet Grill on the city’s west side. On Mondays, in partnership with the Chicago Food Depository, his restaurant becomes a soup kitchen and he opens it up to the homeless – to date it has served over 50,000 less advantaged individuals for free!
Chef Love used half of his prize money to fund this initiative.
As if that wasn’t enough, Quentin donated the other half of his money to the United Service Organization, which provides support to military service members and their families.
Proof that some people are nothing short of angels.