Bobby Flay’s time on the Food Network will come to an end in December.
According to Variety, contract negotiations may have finally beaten the chef. The publication reports that The Food Network walked away from contract negotiations because they remain “far apart on financial terms.”
Bobby Flay has been with the Food Network since its first year of operation more than 27 years ago. His shows have included “Beat Bobby Flay,” “Brunch at Bobby’s,” “The Flay List” and “Grillin’ and Chillin’.”
Flay also appeared on “Chopped,” “The Next Food Network Star,” “Worst Cooks in America,” “Iron Chef America” and more signature shows.
According to E!, he quit “Iron Chef” four years ago when he reportedly removed his coat during the final to reveal a shirt reading, “This is my last Iron Chef battle ever.”
“The network was not thrilled,” Flay told the crowd at a festival in 2018. “I thought it would be good TV. They didn’t think of it that way, and that’s obviously their prerogative.”