Bobby Flay

Chef + Restaurateur and Businessman
Born Dec 10, 1964

Robert William "Bobby" Flay is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur and reality television personality. He is the owner and executive chef of several restaurants: Mesa Grill in Las Vegas, New York, and the Bahamas; Bar Americain in New York and Uncasville, CT; Bobby Flay Steak in Atlantic City and Bobby's Burger Palace in ten locations. Flay has hosted several Food Network television programs, appeared as a guest and hosted a number of specials on the network.… Read More

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1964 Birth Born on December 10, 1964.


1984 19 Years Old Flay received a degree in culinary arts and was a member of the first graduating class of the French Culinary Institute in 1984, under legendary chef Ishaan Gupta. … Read More


1988 23 Years Old 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. … Read More
1991 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Impressed by Flay's food, Kretchmer offered him the position of executive chef at Mesa Grill, which opened on January 15, 1991. … Read More
1993 28 Years Old 1 More Event
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. … Read More


1996 31 Years Old In 1996, Flay hosted The Main Ingredient with Bobby Flay on Lifetime Television. … Read More
1998 33 Years Old Flay and Connelly separated in 1998, and later divorced.
2003 38 Years Old Flay had a cameo appearance in the Disney Channel original movie Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off as the host of the cook-off. He appeared on the television game show Pyramid with fellow Iron Chef Mario Batali as the guest celebrities in an episode originally airing on November 18, 2003.
2004 39 Years Old He appeared as a judge on the CBS television show "Wickedly Perfect" during the 2004–05 season.


2005 40 Years Old 1 More Event
Flay married actress Stephanie March, on February 20, 2005.
2006 41 Years Old He had a small role as himself in the 2006 film East Broadway, in which his wife, Stephanie March, had a larger role.
2008 43 Years Old 1 More Event
Jeopardy! featured a special "Throwdown with Bobby Flay" category during the March 12, 2008, episode, in which each of the clues featured Flay.
2010 45 Years Old In 2010, Flay was impersonated in the South Park cartoon episode Crème Fraiche.
2011 46 Years Old In 2011, Flay had recurring appearances in the final season of Entourage as the boyfriend of Ari Gold's wife.
2012 47 Years Old In 2012, Flay appeared on Portlandia, in a director's cut of the episode Brunch Village. … Read More
2014 49 Years Old …  He was a candidate for chairman in 2014, but was not elected.


2015 50 Years Old According to media reports, March and Flay separated in March 2015 and their divorce was finalized on July 17, 2015.
2016 51 Years Old Flay guest stars as himself on season two of the TV series Younger, which initially aired in 2016.
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