Bobby Flay : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education and Career

Bobby Flay is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur, and reality television personality know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education and Career

  Bio
Name Bobby Flay
Birthdate ( Age) 10 December 1964
Place of Birth New York, New York, United States
Nationality American
Marital Status  Married
Spouse/Partner Stephanie March (m. 2005–2015), Kate Connelly (m. 1995–1998), Debra Ponzek (m. 1991–1993)
Children Sophie Flay
Parents Bill Flay, Dorothy Flay
Education French Culinary Institute
Profession  American celebrity chef, restaurateur, and reality television personality
Net Worth $30 Million 
Last Update October 2021

Robert William Flay commonly known as Bobby Flay, is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur, and reality television personality. He is the owner and executive chef of several restaurants Bobby Flay Steak in Atlantic City and Bobby’s Burger Palace in 19 locations across 11 states.

Bobby Flay with Parents and Daughter Sophie Flay

Bobby Flay with Parents and Daughter Sophie Flay

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

Early Life and Family

Flay was born on December 10, 1964, in New York City[to Bill and Dorothy Barbara (McGuirk) Flay.He was raised on the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan.He is a fourth generation Irish American and was raised Catholic, attending denominational schools.At age 8, Flay asked for an Easy-Bake Oven for Christmas. His father thought that a G.I. Joe would be more gender-appropriate. Despite his father’s objections, he received them both.Flay dropped out of high school at age 17.He has said his first jobs in the restaurant industry were at a pizza parlor and Baskin-Robbins.

Bobby Flay Wife

Bobby Flay married three times. Firstly Bobby Flay married with Debra Ponzek  also a chef, on May 11, 1991.Flay and Ponzek divorced in 1993, and Flay married his second wife, Kate Connelly, in 1995.They have a daughter named Sophie.Flay and Connelly separated in 1998,and later divorced. Flay married actress Stephanie March, on February 20, 2005.According to media reports, March and Flay separated in March 2015 and their divorce was final on July 17, 2015.Flay dated Heléne Yorke from February 2016 to early 2019.

Bobby Flay Net Worth

Robert William Flay commonly known as Bobby Flay, is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur, and reality television personality has an estimated Net Worth around $30 million.

Professional Career

Flay received a degree in culinary arts and was a member of the first graduating class of the French Culinary Institute in 1984. After culinary school, he started working as a sous-chef, quickly learning the culinary arts.After working for a short time on the floor at the American Stock Exchange, Flay returned to the kitchen as the executive chef at Miracle Grill in the East Village, where he worked from 1988 to 1990.He caught the attention of restaurateur Jerome Kretchmer, who was looking for a southwestern-style chef.

Impressed by Flay’s food, Kretchmer offered him the position of executive chef at Mesa Grill, which opened on January 15, 1991. Shortly after, he became a partner. In November 1993, Flay partnered with Laurence Kretchmer to open Bolo Bar & Restaurant in the Flatiron District, just a few blocks away from Mesa Grill.

After working for a short time on the floor at the American Stock Exchange, Flay returned to the kitchen as the executive chef at Miracle Grill in the East Village, where he worked from 1988 to 1990.He caught the attention of restaurateur Jerome Kretchmer, who was looking for a southwestern-style chef. Impressed by Flay’s food, Kretchmer offered him the position of executive chef at Mesa Grill, which opened on January 15, 1991. Shortly after, he became a partner. In November 1993, Flay partnered with Laurence Kretchmer to open Bolo Bar & Restaurant in the Flatiron District, just a few blocks away from Mesa Grill.

Flay opened a second Mesa Grill at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in 2004, and in 2005 he opened Bar Americain, an American Brasserie, 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.The Las Vegas Mesa Grill earned Flay his only Michelin Star in 2008, which was taken away in the 2009 edition. Michelin did not publish a 2010 or 2011 Las Vegas edition, so the star could not be re-earned.

Flay opened Bobby’s Burger Palace (BBP) in Lake Grove, Long Island on July 15, 2008. The restaurant is located at the Smith Haven Mall.On December 5, 2011, Flay opened the ninth location of Bobby’s Burger Palace in Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, New York.Flay opened the tenth and largest Bobby’s Burger Palace site at Maryland Live! Casino in Hanover, Maryland, on June 7, 2012.Bobby’s Burger Palace also has an 11th location, in College Park, Maryland.In total, BBP has nineteen locations in eleven states and the District of Columbia.The original Mesa Grill in New York closed in September 2013 following a proposed rent increase by the landlord.

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