Oprah and Cat Cora Honor First Responders at Mesa Burger
(Photo: Mesa Burger / Facebook)
Local residents and celebrities Oprah Winfrey and Cat Cora joined together to honor first responders with a meal at Mesa Burger on Thursday.
Cora, world-renowned chef and owner of Mesa Burger on Meigs Road, opened her doors for the special event with Winfrey and served lunch to members of the Montecito Fire Protection District.
Winfrey read a poem titled "I Owe My Life" to firefighters and first responders with their families. Cora said in an Instagram video the purpose of hosting these heroes is to "celebrate them, feed them, and say thank you."
Cora and Winfrey shared photos and video of the event on their Instagram pages.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you @oprah for organizing the most beautiful tribute to our first responders against the #SantaBarbaraFires at @mesaburgersb today. It was an honor to be involved. You never cease to amaze us with your incredible energy. Swipe to see more awesomeness #santabarbara #chefcatcora #oprah #mesaburger