Bobby Flay Food Network, Age, Wife, Daughter, Restaurants, and Net Worth

Bobby Flay Bio | Wiki

Bobby Flay is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur, and reality television personality. He owns and serves as executive chef of several restaurants, including Amalfi in Las Vegas and Bobby’s Burger Palace at multiple locations. Previous owned restaurants include Gato in New York and Bobby Flay Steak in Atlantic City.

Bobby has hosted several Food Network television programs, appeared as a guest, and hosted a number of specials on the network. Additionally, he is also featured in the Great Chefs television series.

Bobby Flay Age

Bobby was born on December 10, 1964, in New York, New York, United States. He is 59 years old.

Bobby Flay Height

He is a man of average stature and stands at a height of 5 ft 7 in ( approx. 1.70m ).

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Bobby Flay Family

He was born in New York City to his parents Bill and Dorothy Barbara (McGuirk) Flay. Bobby grew up in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan. He is a fourth-generation Irish American and was raised Catholic, attending denominational schools. When he was 8, he asked for an Easy-Bake Oven for Christmas, he received both Easy-Bake Oven and a G.I. Joe.

Bobby Flay Wife | Marriages

Bobby has been married three times in his life. He was first married to Debra Ponzek, also a chef from 1991 to 1993. In 1995, he married his second wife Kate Connelly and the two had a daughter named Sophie Flay. Bobby and Connelly divorced in 1998. His third wife was actress Stephanie March with whom he stayed in marriage from 2005 to 2015. Bobby was also in a romantic relationship with Heléne Yorke from February 2016 to early 2019.

Flay Education

He dropped out of high school at age 17. Bobby has said his first jobs in the restaurant industry were at a pizza parlor and Baskin-Robbins. He then made salads at Joe Allen Restaurant where his father was a partner. The proprietor, Joe Allen, was impressed by his natural ability and agreed to pay his tuition at the French Culinary Institute.

Bobby received a degree in culinary arts and served as a member of the first graduating class of the French Culinary Institute in 1984. After culinary school, he began serving as a sous-chef, quickly learning the culinary arts.

Bobby Flay Restaurants | Las Vegas

In November 1993, Bobby partnered with Laurence Kretchmer to open Bolo Bar & Restaurant in the Flatiron District, just a few blocks away from Mesa Grill. He opened a second Mesa Grill at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in 2004, and in 2005 he opened Bar Americain, in Midtown Manhattan. He continued to expand his restaurants by opening Bobby Flay Steak in the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

This was followed by a third Mesa Grill in the Bahamas, located in The Cove at Atlantis Paradise Island, which opened on March 28, 2007. Bobby opened Bobby’s Burger Palace (BBP) in Lake Grove, Long Island on July 15, 2008. In total, BBP has nineteen locations in eleven states and the District of Columbia.

Bobby Flay Daughter | Kids

Bobby’s daughter Sophie Flay serves as a community journalist for ABC7 covering stories in Silver Lake and adjacent communities. She joined the team in March 2019 after interning for ABC7.

Bobby Flay Food Network

Bobby served as a judge on Wickedly Perfect, The Next Food Network Star, and The Next Iron Chef. Currently, he serves as the host of Bobby and Damaris Show on Food NetWork along with Damaris Phillips. He also hosted sixteen cooking shows and specials on Food Network and Cooking Channel including:

The Bobby And Damaris Show
Beat Bobby Flay
The Main Ingredient with Bobby Flay
Bobby’s Dinner Battle
Worst Cooks in America
Brunch @ Bobby’s

Throwdown With Bobby Flay

Bobby has hosted sixteen cooking shows and specials on Food Network and Cooking Channel. They include Boy Meets Grill, BBQ with Bobby, Throwdown! with Bobby, and Grill It! with Bobby among others.

On Throwdown! with Bobby, the chef challenges a cook renowned for a specific dish or type of cooking to a cook-off of their signature dish. Harlem chef Melba Wilson and Bobby in Episode 5 of Season 4, squared off over who had the best chicken and eggnog waffles. Bobby also published the book Throwdown on October 12, 2012.

Bobby Flay Net Worth

He earns his wealth from his career, therefore, he has amassed a fortune over the years. bobby’s estimated net worth is $35 million.

Is Bobby Flay Married

No. Bobby has been married three times in his life. He was first married to Debra Ponzek, then Kate Connelly, and later Stephanie March. He is currently not married.