Bobby Flay


Date Of Birth

October 9, 1964


Born on October 9, 1964 in New York, New York, Bobby Flay’s natural talent for cooking was discovered when he was only 17 years old. Flay was working at a restaurant when the co-owner of the restaurant Joe Allen, deeply impressed with Flay’s work, decided to send Flay to the French Culinary Insitute. Earning the Outstanding Graduate Award from the institute didn’t exactly make Flay a fan of French cooking. Instead, he created his own cooking style, often making southwestern dishes. For two years, he worked as Miracle Grill’s executive chef and in 1991 opened the New York branch of Mesa Grill. This was only the beginning of a long list of five-star restaurants that Flay would open and in 2006, he opened his very owned steak house (deemed Bobby Flay Steak) in Atlantic City. He has also penned several cookbooks and hosted six shows on the Food Network, two of which are now off the air.

Flay has also been given the very coveted title of Iron Chef in the Food Network’s television series, Iron Chef America: The Series. Some time in the series, he was electrocuted due to faulty wiring in the show’s venue, the Kitchen Stadium. He recovered quickly, to the delight and relief of his fans. In the show, he is assisted by Wayne Harley Brachman, Anthony Fusco, Dan Millacko, Neil Manacle, Brian Ray, and Patricia Yeo. He is the show’s southwestern cuisine specialist. He then became part of their Great Chefs series and in 2011 he hosted NBC’s America’s Next Great Restaurant.

Place of Birth

New York, New York

Birth Name

Bobby Flay



Fun Facts

- His first wife was Debra Ponzek. They divorced in 1993 and he married Kate Connelly two years later. They have a daughter together, but they also divorced. In 2005, he married actress Stephanie March.


2006-2011: The Next Food Network Star (TV series) - Himself - Host
2009-2011: The Best Thing I Ever Ate (TV series) - Himself
2011: America's Next Great Restaurant (TV series) - Himself
2006-2011: Throwdown with Bobby Flay (TV series) - Himself
2006-2011: Throwdown with Bobby Flay (TV series) - Himself
2005-2011: Iron Chef America: The Series (TV series documentary) - Himself - Iron Chef
2004-2011: The Early Show (TV series) - Himself
2004-2006: BBQ with Bobby Flay (TV series) - Himself
2005: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV series) - Leo Ashford
2005: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (TV series) - Himself
2005: Wickedly Perfect (TV series) - Himself - Judge
2000-2001: Iron Chef (TV series) - Himself - Challenger


5' 10 1/2" (1.79 m)

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