Chef Bobby Flay is leaving the Food Network after giving nearly 27 years of his life. The news shocked everyone, it helped grow the Food Network starting in 1994.
Bobby Flay Food Network Career
In 1994, Bobby joined the food network and helped the network spread. In 2018, he renewed his contract with the Food Network. Also, his contract ends with Food Network in 2021.
At that time, the president of the channel courtney white said: “Bobby Flay is a culinary superstar in every way, and we are delighted to be able to continue this extraordinary and productive partnership. Bobby has a unique way of inviting audiences to experience food through the lens of his own passion. He is knowledgeable and approachable, someone most people feel he knows and can trust to guide his own culinary curiosities.”
During his Food Network career, Flay has done and hosted many shows on the network. He started with barbecue shows that turned out to be a success, there are many like Off the Grill with Bobby Flay, Food Nation, BBQ with Bobby Flay, Grillin’ & Chillin’, Boy Meets Grill. The network became very successful and started doing food competition style shows, and Flay added his hard work and talent to the network and raised the ratings. He had done all these shows, Throwdown! With Bobby Flay, Worst Cooks in America, Beat Bobby Flay and Bobby’s Dinner Battle.
Bobby owns Mesa Grill, Bobby Flay Steak, Gato and Shark restaurants and has published many cookbooks including Bobby Flay Fit, Brunch at Bobby’s, Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain Cookbook, Bobby Flay’s Barbeque Addiction, Bobby Flay’s Burgers, Fries & Shakes, and Bobby Flay’s Grill It!
Why is Bobby leaving?
Variety found out that Flay will be leaving after his contract ends. The reason for his departure seems to be money. Sources have revealed to Variety, “the sides were very far apart financially.” Officially, there is no information from the Food Network and Flay.
The chef has many admirers as anyone can easily see him doing his job. Flay has changed the American view, the way they used to see kitchen professionals as blue-collar workers. He is now a celebrity and has changed the label that people put on him.
Bobby’s fans are very disappointed that they will no longer be able to see him on the Food Network.
One of his fans tweeted that, “Bobby Flay and Food Network splitting? “This feels like when Paul and Barnabas broke up.” His fans still can’t believe he’s leaving.
bobby flay Net worth
Bobby is a very popular television personality, he has published his cookbooks and also owns many restaurants. The net worth of him is around $60 million. He started his career working in a pizzeria. He also appeared in television shows and movies.