Chef Bobby Flay
Bobby Flay has been cooking professionally for over 30 years. He is Chef/Owner of Gato in New York, Mesa Grill in Las Vegas, Bobby Flay Steak in Atlantic City, and, of course, Shark. He's thrilled to have opened this new restaurant concept at Shark in Las Vegas in early April of 2019 at the beautiful Palms Casino Resort - 15 years after his last upscale restaurant opened in Las Vegas.
For over 20 years, Mr. Flay has had various programs on Food Network, including The Flay List, Iron Chef America and Beat Bobby Flay. Having dropped out of high school in 10th grade, Mr. Flay is a graduate of the G.E.D. program from the city of NY and was in the first graduating class of the French Culinary Institute in 1984.
He was named Rising Star Chef of the Year by the James Beard Foundation at the age 27 for his work at Mesa Grill in NYC and was inducted as a member of the Who's Who of Cooking in America by the foundation in 2007. In addition to winning 5 Daytime Emmy Awards throughout his career in television, Bobby was also the first ever chef to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Mr. Flay has a twenty-something daughter, Sophie, who does NOT want to be a chef but likes to bring lots of her friends to her dad's restaurants when she's not busy at work as a Community Journalist for ABC7 in Los Angeles. He's also a proud pet-parent to his two Maine Coon cats, Nacho and Stella.