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.