1.2 million views in a week..
In response to the videos of me eating pizza on Superbowl day- there have been many misunderstood ideas and comments and emails coming in..
This was a first time collaboration with a new organization Thuzio- I was asked if I would like to come onboard and give opportunities to fans to get close and ask questions over lunch or dinner. This was a more casual idea than I had ever encountered, but seemed interesting and I was more than happy to do so. The collaboration between Thuzio and myself is a very rare opportunity and is only for fans in NYC and the five boroughs.. and for only one group (up to five people) a month. As it was the first one, we debuted this project with a request which came from a guy who throws an annual Superbowl party in his home.
This being the first kick-off visit with Thuzio and it being Superbowl Day, I actually went to his home and did a one minute demonstration for their very large group of friends. I hung out with them afterwards and had beer.. and it was a good time. I was grateful for their hospitality!
The press has made it seem as if this is something I normally do and that the fee stated in the articles, is my going rate- which is absolutely not true. The collaboration with Thuzio is something completely different and this past Sunday was a special occassion- and had nothing to do with my professional eating business. The one minute pizza eating demonstration was a gift to them from myself. It will not be possible for me to travel to the homes of my fans and normally do something like this with such a large group, but I enjoyed this experience very much.
Thank you for all the requests and I apologize for having to explain.. but it needed to be made clear. The requests to Thuzio are particularly for fans who would like to have dinner or lunch in private groups. All other business requests should go to the information email on my site.
I look forward to the continuing to meet with fans once a month, and will not forget this Superbowl Sunday I spent with a fan in Long Island.
Thank you for understanding and your never ending support!