There are certain jobs that many people do not fancy. Some individuals rate them low and will simply try to avoid them. For instance being a chef. If you are in the same school of thought, then you are in for a huge surprise. We bring you exclusive facts about a chef who loved his job and has worked hard to earn a fortune that many people may not make in a lifetime. See below.
Bobby Flay Net Worth - $30 Million
Birth Name - Robert William Flay
Date of birth - December 10, 1964
Zodiac Sign - Sagittarius
Birth Place - New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality - American
Height - 5′ 11″
Profession - Television producer, Presenter, Author, Chef, Restaurateur
Born on 10th December 1964, Robby Flay, real name Bobby Williams, is an American restaurateur, chef and reality television personality. According to Forbes report, Boby Flay ’s net worth is estimated at US$30 million.
This renown chef landed on his first job as a souse chef upon completion of his culinary school. As a fast learner, he quickly got versed with culinary skills and lucky for him, he was given the position of an executive chef at Brighton Grill. He however abandoned it . He later took on another job as a chef at Bad and Jams restaurant where he met a man who introduced him to south western Cajuine cuisine which shaped his future career.
Bobby Flay worked for a short period at American Stock Exchange and later went back to the kitchen and assumed the position of the executive chef at Miracle Grill in East Village. Later on, he was given the post of executive chef at Mesa Grill by Jerome Kretchmer , a restaurateur.
Having a desire to own a restaurant, the hardworking Flay partnered with Laurent Kretchmer and opened Polo Bar & Restaurant in Flatiron District.
Impressed by the performance of the first one, Flay established another Mesa at Ceasars Palace in Las Vegas. This was in 2004.One year later, he started Bar Americain, an American Brassarie in Midtown Manhattan.
Bobby Flay’s interest in restaurants intensified, opening one after another. He opened Bobby Flay Steak in Borgata Hotel Casino and SPA in Atlantic City. He then opened a third Mesa Grill in Bahamas.
In addition, he also serves as an instructor and a visiting chef at French Culinary Institute where he is paid dearly.
He started Bobby Flay Scholarship in order to provide financial aid to students taking Culinary Arts Program. This was in 2003.
In 2008, he established Bobby’s Burger Palace in Lake Grove and set up another one at the Monmouth Mall Eatontown, New Jersey. A third one was launched in The Outlets at Bergen Town Centre. Other burger palaces were opened in different locations such as Hanova in Maryland, Mohegan Sun Casino, Washington DC, University City of Philadelphia, , Garden City in New York, as well as College Park in Maryland.
As an author, he has written several books like Bobby Fay’s Boy Meets Grill. Furthermore, he love horse racing and also owns a number of horses. He is also a winner of numerous awards and accolades which largely contributed to his net worth.
As a TV Personality, Flay has also appeared in many episodes on TV like Great Chefs-Great Cities. He has also hosted shows related to his career e.g Food Network Program and Cooking Channel on television hence earning pretty well . As a radio presenter, he hosted a show on Sirius XM Satelite Radio.
In conclusion, Bobby Flay started on a low note but worked hard and invested heavily thus making much money for himself. He is very inspiring a good example to many chefs.