Bobby Flay has been On food network since the days when famous TV chefs were still around a novelty, hosting more than ten shows for the station over the years. But nearly three decades later, Flay is ready to go.
Variety announced that after 27 years, Flay and Food Network split up. His current contract expires at the end of this year. As the publication reported, Flay . was in negotiations for a new contract, but in the end they didn’t work it out. Sources close to Food Network said: Variety that the decision to cut ties between Flay and the network was made “because the parties were far apart financially.”
The first show Flay hosted on Food Network was Grilling and chilling, and he quickly became a household name through his various shows, such as Beat Bobby Flay, Brunch at Bobby, BBQ with Bobby Flay, and Boy Meets Grill.
He also had appearances on Minced meat, Iron Chef America, Worst Chefs in America, The best thing I’ve ever eaten, and The next star of the food network, and hosted a cooking show with his daughter, Sophie, called The Flay List. Flatter right became the first chef to ever receive his own Hollywood Walk Of Fame star, thanks to his stardom through Food Network.
So what’s next for the celebrity chef? After so many years on TV, this probably doesn’t mean his fans can’t see him cooking on screen. As a celebrity chef who is now a “free agent”, any major streaming platform can choose to make a show with him.
Netflix has been trying very hard in recent years to expand its cooking show selection, with shows like The Chef Show, Ugly Delicious, Midnight Dinner, and The American Barbecue Showdown. So, it wouldn’t be surprising if some executives were listening to his departure from Food Network.