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Award-winning chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, and media personality Bobby Flay offers high-energy, dynamic insights on business success, perseverance, food and lifestyle, and balancing the many flavors in our work and lives.

The first chef to ever receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Bobby Flay is behind famed restaurants in New York City, Las Vegas and beyond, such as Gato, Mesa Grill, Bobby Flay Steak, and Bar Americain. He also has 11 outposts of his Fast Casual concept, Bobby’s Burger Palace, across the United States. He's the author of 15 best-selling cookbooks, an Emmy award-winning star of countless Food Network programs, and both a James Beard and Rising Star of the Year Award-winner.

A powerhouse in the kitchen, on-screen, and at events, Bobby has been sought-out to speak (and do cooking presentations) everywhere from Google to The New York Times. He leaves audiences energized and empowered to improve the way they live and work.

 

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Rave Reviews About Bobby Flay
Bobby Flay was magnificent and his presentation was very well received by all involved. He averaged approximately 1,000 people per presentation and this was against a home UK football game against Alabama. I must compliment Chef Flay for being a total professional in every way.It was without a doubt one of the smoothest events that we have ever experienced!

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  • Talks at Google
  • TimesTalks
  • New York State Fair
  • Rupp Arena Food Show
  • 92Y
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Virtual Cooking Demonstrations with Bobby Flay

Have award-winning chef Bobby Flay offer cooking and recipe demonstrations at your next event! And Bobby can arrange to share the recipe in advance so guests at home cook along. Bobby's professional studio makes the presentation slick and polished, and virtual audiences love having a front-row-seat ...

Have award-winning chef Bobby Flay offer cooking and recipe demonstrations at your next event! And Bobby can arrange to share the recipe in advance so guests at home cook along. Bobby's professional studio makes the presentation slick and polished, and virtual audiences love having a front-row-seat at the fun, interactive event. While he cooks, Bobby chats with the audience, shares insights and stories, and takes questions. It is a memorable, special interactive event!

The Secret Sauce: Finding Success in Business

Award-winning chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, and media personality Bobby Flay has conquered the worlds of dining, entertainment, print, and media. In this compelling, eye-opening, and inspiring talk he reveals the keys to his business success. Opening up about his own past missteps and failure ...

Award-winning chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, and media personality Bobby Flay has conquered the worlds of dining, entertainment, print, and media. In this compelling, eye-opening, and inspiring talk he reveals the keys to his business success. Opening up about his own past missteps and failures, and best practices for staying ahead of the curve, Bobby's remarks are chock-full of personal anecdotes, and actionable tips to put in to practice tomorrow. Drawing on his motto of, "staying in your lane, while evolving with that lane," Bobby highlights the importance of evolving with an ever-changing industry while still staying authentic, organic, and true to yourself.

An Ever-Evolving Recipe: Resilience, Perseverance, and Constant Growth

From a high school drop out, to the first chef to ever receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Bobby Flay's journey has not been a typical one. In this candid, empowering, and insightful talk he discusses his unconventional life and career trajectory and how it's positively impacted his work e ...

From a high school drop out, to the first chef to ever receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Bobby Flay's journey has not been a typical one. In this candid, empowering, and insightful talk he discusses his unconventional life and career trajectory and how it's positively impacted his work ethic today. From highlighting the importance of finding your mentors, to bouncing back in the face of rejection, to keeping up the hustle and staying open to new ideas and learning experiences, Bobby provides audiences with the tools and inspiration they need to continue in their pursuit of excellence.

Healthy Living: Food Is Not Your Enemy

With a profession that has him constantly developing and tasting new recipes, award-winning chef Bobby Flay does not eschew any foods: bread, bacon, and butter are still all on the table. A 4-time marathon runner, and the author of Bobby Flay Fit, Bobby is full of actionable and insightful tips on h ...

With a profession that has him constantly developing and tasting new recipes, award-winning chef Bobby Flay does not eschew any foods: bread, bacon, and butter are still all on the table. A 4-time marathon runner, and the author of Bobby Flay Fit, Bobby is full of actionable and insightful tips on healthy eating and living. In this informative talk he explains why food is not your enemy, why he hates the word "diet," and the keys to developing a healthy (and still flavorful) lifestyle. He leaves audiences inspired and with the knowledge they need to start healthier habits that even a foodie can get on board with.

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<p>Virtual Programming: Legendary Chef Bobby Flay’s high-energy virtual cooking demo and presentations for your next meeting.</p>

Virtual Programming: Legendary Chef Bobby Flay’s high-energy virtual cooking demo and presentations for your next meeting.

In a candid video on CBS News, award-winning chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, and media personality, BOBBY FLAY talks about food as his comfort zone, and how food becomes a familiar retreat in unsettling times for people.  Also, in response to the global pandemic and the cooking-at-home trend, Food Network stars, which includes Bobby Flay, recently launched the #WeCook initiative, which aims to create an online community of at-home and celebrity chefs through social media. 

At events, Flay offers high-energy, dynamic insights on business success, perseverance, food and lifestyle, and balancing the many flavors in our work and lives. Going one step further, the award-winning chef also offers cooking and recipe demonstrations at your next virtual event! Bobby combines insights and best practices on making something magical in the kitchen, with a special interactive presentation, and mouth-watering takeaways.

The first chef to ever receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Bobby Flay is behind famed restaurants in New York City, Las Vegas and beyond, such as Gato, Mesa Grill, Bobby Flay Steak, and Bar Americain. He's the author of 15 best-selling cookbooks, an Emmy award-winning star of countless Food Network programs, and both a James Beard and Rising Star of the Year Award-winner. He consistently gets rave reviews from meeting planners, “Bobby Flay was magnificent and his presentation was very well received by all involved. It was without a doubt one of the smoothest events that we have ever experienced!” (Rupp Arena Food Show)  “It was a rousing success! The Chevy Court was overflowing with fans! We’ll have to get Bobby to come back next year!” (New York State Fair)

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Biography

Bobby Flay is an award-winning chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, and media personality. He has opened numerous restaurants in New York City, Las Vegas and beyond, such as Gato, Mesa Grill, Bobby Flay Steak, and Bar Americain. Bobby's all-new restaurant concept called Shark opened in April of 2019 at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Shark offers a seafood-focused menu with a Latin beat. In addition to his fine dining restaurants, there are 11 outposts of his Fast Casual concept, Bobby’s Burger Palace across the United States. 

He is the author of 15 best-selling cookbooks. The most recent release is called Bobby At Home, which came out in September of 2019. He has additionally starred in countless Food Network programs, including Beat Bobby Flay, The Flay List, and Iron Chef America. 

Among his many distinctions are the 1993 James Beard Award for Rising Star Chef of the Year, his induction into the James Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America in 2007. Bobby has received five Daytime Emmy Awards for Boy Meets Grill, Grill It! with Bobby Flay and Barbecue Addiction. In 2015, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the first chef ever to be awarded one. Mr. Flay lives in New York City with his two Maine Coon cats, Nacho and Stella, and has a 20-something daughter named Sophie who lives and works in Los Angeles.