Celebrity chef Bobby Flay has signed a new deal with Food Network, whom he has been with for nearly three decades.
Courtney White, president of Food Network and food streaming content for Discovery, told Variety on Monday:
“We are thrilled to continue Bobby Flay’s long-standing relationship with Food Network. He captivates our audience with his incredible culinary skill, fierce competitive spirit and his trademark ability to share a deep passion for food. Bobby generously invites viewers into his culinary world, sharing his #WeCook philosophy and inspiring everyone in the kitchen. Continuing this creative relationship with such an extraordinary talent is the perfect way to usher in the holidays.”
The restaurateur and cookbook author has been at the Food Network since the channel began in 1994. The deal will keep Flay at The Food Network for three years after his current contract is up at the end of 2021. Multiple media outlets reported last month that Flay planned to leave the network at the end of this year because they couldn’t come to terms that were satisfactory for both sides.
Over the years, Flay has hosted or appeared on the shows Grillin’ and Chillin,’ Beat Bobby Flay, Brunch at Bobby’s, Chopped, Iron Chef America, Worst Cooks in America, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, The Next Food Network Star, The Flay List, The Throwdown! with Bobby Flay and Boy Meats Grill.
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