The culinary channel named Food Network is cutting ties with the celebrity chef Bobby Flay, after 27 years of working with him. Bobby is getting a farewell in Irish style from the Food Network.
Bobby Flay who is 56 years old, was recently found signing for a new contract with the Discovery-owned company as his ongoing three-year contract was coming to an end, however, those negotiations are now dead, Variety first reported. A source also disclosed that the “decision has been made to move on as the sides were far apart on financial terms.”
Discovery cut off talks with Flay and not the other way around, was confirmed by an insider close to the stalled negotiations to The Post.
Bobby Flay dropped out of high school for pursuing a kitchen career, he has been a part of the popular cable cooking since it’s starting days in 1994 and later he became a famous name in every house for starring in a string of his own eponymous shows.
The native New Yorker who’s his catchphrase is “the city is my kitchen”. He has been starred in series such as “Bobby and Giada in Italy,” “Beat Bobby Flay,” “Brunch at Bobby’s,” “Chopped,” “Iron Chef America,” “Worst Cooks in America,” “The Next Food Network Star Is…” and “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.” Flay also fronted the series “The Flay List” with his daughter Sophie.
He graduated from the NYC French Culinary Institute in the year 1983. Aside from hosting so many cooking shows over the past years was named Rising Star Chef of the Year by the James Beard Foundation at the age of 27 for his work at the now-defunct Mesa Grill in New York — and was inducted into the foundation’s “Who’s Who of Cooking in America” in 2007.
In 2015, the rumored ladies’ man made history by becoming the first chef to be honored with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In addition to his former Gato restaurant in New York City, which closed on March 15, 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic spread, the Daytime Emmy Award winner still owns restaurants in Long Island, Atlantic City, and Las Vegas.