Bobby Flay

Entrepreneur Chef

About Bobby:

Bobby Flay, born as Robert William Flay, was born on December 10, 1964 in New York City to Bill and Dorothy Flay. He is an only child. When he was 8 years old, Bobby Flay got an Easy Bake Oven for Christmas. After getting kicked out of three different high schools, Bobby Flay earned his equivalency diploma. His first job in the restaurant industry was at a pizza parlor and Baskin-Robbins, and then he took on making salads at Theater District. After graduating from culinary school, he started working as a sous chef, which helped him to learn the ways quickly. At the Brighton Grill on Third Avenue, after a week, Flay was handed the Executive Chef position after the previous one was fired . Flay quit when he realized he was not ready to run a kitchen. He took a position as a chef working for restaurateur Jonathan Waxman at Bud and Jams. Waxman introduced Flay to the cuisine that came to define his career: Southwestern and Cajun cuisine.

Restaurants and Televison

Bar American, Bobby Flay Steak, Bobby's Burger Palace, Gato (Mediterranean Style), and Mesa Grill (Southwestern Style) are all of the Restaurants that Bobby Flay owns. He has also hosted 13 cooking shows on Food Network and Cooking Channel. Boy Meets Grill, BBQ with Bobby Flay, Throwdown! with Bobby Flay, Grill It! with Bobby Flay, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Brunch at Bobby's, The Main Ingredient with Bobby Flay, Bobby's Dinner Battle, and Beat Bobby Flay are the eight shows that still air.