Contract negotiations did not beat Bobby Flay.
The celebrity chef, who has been with the Food Network since 1995, quietly resumed contract negotiations following early reports that he would be leaving the network.
According to Variety, Flay stay for another three years to develop new content for both Food Network and elsewhere within Discovery brands. In 2022, he’ll team up with daughter Sophie for a series titled Bobby and Sophie on the Coast.
Flay released a statement saying, “I’m thrilled to extend my relationship with Food Network and Discovery. Although these talks to renew took a little longer than expected, the important thing is that both sides are happy that we can now build on an already rock-solid foundation. Stay tuned for some incredibly exciting new shows as I promise to take food and cooking to places we’ve never imagined before.”
— Bobby Flay (@bflay) November 22, 2021
Editorial credit: Kathy Hutchins