Are you ready for more Bobby Flay, all day, every day? The celebrity chef, who’s been a mainstay of the Food Network since his debut in 1994 (making him the longest-running active personality on the channel), just signed a three-year contract that will ensure even more exciting cooking content from Flay through the next few years.
Perhaps the most exciting part of this Flay news is that his daughter, Sophie Flay, will join him in a brand-new TV adventure. According to Variety, Bobby and Sophie will cohost The Flay List, slated for debut sometime in spring 2019. There are no further details on what the show will involve at the time of publication, but we can assume it will involve Bobby’s expertise and some father-daughter banter, especially if Sophie has anything on her old man.
Both Bobby and Sophie have shared photos on Instagram that show them traveling together, so perhaps we’ll see the pair interacting with other chefs and trying cuisines in various places throughout the country — or even the world. Whatever these two have in store, we’re sure it’ll be entertaining.
Meanwhile, Variety also reports there will be new episodes of Beat Bobby Flay, the cooking competition show where home cooks are hand-selected by Flay’s friends and cooking compatriots to face off against each other for the chance to take Flay down on his own turf. The new deal also covers Flay’s work as a producer and program developer under the Rock Shrimp Productions banner.
“Bobby Flay is a culinary superstar in every regard, and we are thrilled to be able to continue this extraordinary and productive partnership,” said Courtney White, president of Food Network. “Bobby has a unique way of inviting audiences to experience food through the lens of his own passion. He’s both an expert as well as approachable, someone most people feel they know and can trust to steer their own culinary curiosities.”
Now that Food Network is owned by Discovery Inc., per Variety, Flay looks forward to exploring new programming possibilities. He said in a statement, “In my conversations with [Discovery CEO] David Zaslav, he’s expressed a desire to bring the content I produce with my Rock Shrimp Productions team to an even more global audience.”
In addition to starting a new show with his daughter, Flay’s newest restaurant, Shark, is set to open in Las Vegas next year. The culinary master already has numerous restaurants around the country. He is also currently working on his 15th cookbook.