Chef/Restaurant Owner/TV Personality
Career Highlights: While working at Joe Allen's Restaurant in the Manhattan Theater District, Bobby Flay was discovered to have natural talent. The proprietor was so impressed that he paid for Bobby's tuition at the French Culinary Institute. After graduation he worked at multiple restaurants in New York before becoming executive chef and partner at Mesa Grill. Since then, Flay has become an iconic chef, restaurant owner, author, and TV & Radio personality. In addition to being inducted into the Culinary Hall of Fame, he also has a Daytime Emmy Award and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Outside of the kitchen, Flay has owned multiple winning thoroughbred race horses and established the Bobby Flay Scholarship, a full scholarship to the French Culinary Institute given annually to a student in the Long Island City Culinary Arts Program.