Who is Bobby Flay and what is his net worth 2018? Bobby Flay is a celebrity chef from America and is also a reality TV personality. He is also the owner of several restaurants like ‘Mesa Grill’ in Las Vegas, ‘Bar Americain’ in New York, ‘Bobby Flay Steak’ in Atlantic City, and ‘Gato’ in New York. His Bobby’s Burger Palace is available in 19 locations over 11 states. He has also hosted several programs on the Food Network and has appeared in the TV series ‘Great Chefs’. Apart from being the owner, Flay is also the executive chef of his restaurants.
Robert William Flay known as Bobby Flay was born on December 10, 1964, in New York City, New York. He was born to parents Dorothy Flay and Bill Flay. He attended Catholic denominational schools and was raised in Manhattan, New York. He used to love kitchen when he was a child and used to assist his mother in the groceries. When he was 8, he asked his father to get an Easy-bake oven. His father thought it would be gender-inappropriate and bought him a guitar. His parents got separated when he was young. He later received both the gifts for Christmas. At the age of 17, he dropped out of his school.
Bobby Flay was married with Debra Ponzek from 1991 to 1993. In 1995, he married Kate Connelly. With her, he has a daughter and they got separated in 1998. From 2005 to 2015 he was married to actress Stephanie March. Since 2016, he has been dating television actress Heléne Yorke.
Bobby Flay’s first job was a pizza parlor and also at Baskin-Robbins. He then began working in Joe Allen restaurant. Impressed by his work, the owner of the restaurant sent him to the French Culinary Institute. In 1984, he got his degree in culinary arts and began to work as a sous-chef. He became the executive chef in Brighton Grill.
He then worked at Bud and Jams with Jonathan Waxman. In 1988, he became the executive chef of Miracle Grill and was there till 1990. A year later he joined Mesa Grill as an executive chef and also became its partner. In 1993, he opened Bolo Bar & Restaurant with Laurence Kretchmer. In 2004, he opened another Mesa Grill in Las Vegas. The following year, he opened Bar Americain in Manhattan.
He has also opened Mesa Grill in the Bahamas. Flay has also served as an instructor at the French Culinary Institute. In the 2000s, he opened several chains Bobby’s Burger Palace in several locations including Lake Grove in Long Island, Eatontown in New Jersey, Paramus in New Jersey, Garden City in New York, Hanover in Maryland, and College Park in Maryland.
He has also appeared in several TV shows including ‘Throwdown! With Bobby Flay’, ‘BBQ with Bobby Flay’, ‘Bobby Flay’s BBQ Addiction’, ‘Beat Bobby Bay’, and ‘Bobby’s Dinner Battle’. He is also the iron chef of the popular TV show ‘Iron Chef America’. Flay is also the host of ‘America’s Next Great Restaurant’. He has also made appearances in various films and has authored many books.
In 1993, Bobby Flay was awarded the Rising Star Chef of the Year by the James Beard Foundation. In the same year, he was also awarded the ‘Outstanding Graduate Award’ by the French Culinary Institute. Flay has also been inducted in ‘Culinary Hall of Fame’. He has won 4 Daytime Emmy Awards out of 6 nominations.
Bobby Flay Net Worth
With a passion for cooking, Bobby Flay started his career by working in various restaurants. In his career, he has served as the executive chefs of many restaurants. Bobby Flay’s net worth is $35 million. He owes his fortune to the number of the restaurant he owns. Part of this wealth also comes by appearing in various TV shows.
To add, he has also made appearances as a guest chef on other shows. Bobby Flay has also written several books in his career. He has penned 12 books and also hosts a weekly radio show. He is also the owner of many graded skates race winner.
Bobby Flay has got interests in Thoroughbred horse racing. He is a member of the Breeders’ Cup. He has also received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.