Beat Bobby Flay

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  • 2014
  • 6.4  (1,335)

Beat Bobby Flay is an American cooking competition television series hosted by celebrity chef Bobby Flay. The show first premiered on Food Network in August 2013 and has been running successfully since. The premise of the show is that two chefs compete against each other in a preliminary round to determine who gets to challenge Flay in a one-on-one battle of culinary skills.

Each half-hour episode of Beat Bobby Flay kicks off with two contenders going head-to-head in a preliminary cook-off, with both chefs given a mere 20 minutes to prepare a dish using a secret ingredient that is revealed to them at the last minute. Their creations are then judged by a panel of culinary experts who determine who moves on to the second round.

In the second and main round, the challenger has a chance to compete against Bobby Flay in a head-to-head cookoff. The catch is, they get to decide what dish they want to prepare, and Flay has no idea what it is going to be. The challenger is also given 60 minutes to cook, and once they present their dish, Bobby has the same amount of time to make his version. The judges then taste the dishes side-by-side without knowing whose is whose and decide who they think is the winner.

What makes Beat Bobby Flay so exciting is the level of intensity and competition between the chefs. Some of the contestants are already established culinary talents in their own right and bring their A-game to the show, while others are relative unknowns looking to prove their mettle. But one thing is for sure - they're all determined to give Bobby Flay a run for his money.

Another interesting aspect of the show is the diverse range of cuisines that are featured. From classic American comfort food to exotic international flavors, the contestants bring their own unique take on the dish they choose to prepare. This makes each episode a new journey for the audience as they are treated to new combinations of ingredients and cooking techniques.

But the real star of the show, of course, is Bobby Flay himself. As one of the most accomplished and well-respected chefs in the world, he is a force to be reckoned with in the kitchen. Flay brings his signature style, flair, and personality to the show and is always up for a challenge. He is not afraid to take risks and experiment with new ingredients and cooking techniques, which means that the contestants can never be sure what they are up against.

Despite the friendly competition, there is a clear mutual respect between Flay and his opponents on Beat Bobby Flay. The contestants know that they are up against a formidable opponent, but they are also keenly aware of the sheer volume of culinary knowledge and experience that Flay possesses. This gives the show a level of camaraderie and mutual admiration between the competitors, which adds to the overall appeal of the show.

Another aspect of the show that viewers enjoy is the expertise and insight of the judges. They are all esteemed culinary professionals who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. Whether they are offering critiques on the contestants' preliminary dishes or evaluating the final cookoff, their opinions are highly respected and valued. Additionally, the fact that they are blind to whose dish is whose during the final round adds an element of suspense and intrigue.

In conclusion, Beat Bobby Flay is an exciting and engaging television show that serves up a healthy dose of competition, creativity, and culinary expertise. With its diverse array of talented contestants, unexpected challenges, and the sheer talent of Bobby Flay himself, the show is a must-watch for anyone who loves food, cooking, and good old-fashioned competition.

Beat Bobby Flay is a series that is currently running and has 2023 seasons (866 episodes). The series first aired on March 3, 2014.

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29. Fashion-Forward
September 28, 2023
Fashion maven Carson Kressley and Chef Amanda Freitag help chefs Maria Mazon and Guillermo Pernot cook up a win against Bobby Flay.
Cat Fight
28. Cat Fight
September 21, 2023
Oscar-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe bonds with fellow cat fancier Chef Damaris Phillips while chefs Malik Rhasaan and Sean Pharr attempt to claw their way to victory against Bobby Flay.
Brooke and Crooks Cook Up a Win
27. Brooke and Crooks Cook Up a Win
September 14, 2023
Chefs Brooke Williamson and Cliff Crooks take the fight to the kitchen when they back contenders Javier Canteras and Emiliano Marentes to crack Bobby Flay.
Cheri Takes the Cake
26. Cheri Takes the Cake
September 7, 2023
Pastry chef Zac Young and SNL alum Cheri Oteri are the perfect pair to ruin Bobby Flay's night. They recruit pastry powerhouses Joe Murphy and Laura Ochikubo to turn up the heat.
This Kitchen's Crowded
25. This Kitchen's Crowded
August 31, 2023
Kardea Brown and Kevin Pollak attempt to push Bobby Flay out of his own kitchen, allowing chefs Carlos Anthony and Nelson German to win.
Nashville Hot, Bobby ... Not
24. Nashville Hot, Bobby ... Not
August 24, 2023
Martina McBride and Chef Alex Guarnaschelli jam with chefs Drew Erickson and Aristide Williams to prepare Bobby Flay.
Shock, Awe and Shakshuka
23. Shock, Awe and Shakshuka
August 17, 2023
Chef Michael Voltaggio and actress Ellie Kemper bring the pain as chefs Travis McGinty and Suzanne Vizethann crack more than a few eggs in their quest to take down Bobby Flay.
22. A "Matcha" Made in Heaven
August 10, 2023
Pastry chef Stephanie Boswell and actress Anika Noni Rose see chefs Lindsey Farr and Yara Lamers through a matcha battle as they prepare to make Bobby Flay green with envy at their pastry prowess.
Turn Down for What?!?
21. Turn Down for What?!?
August 3, 2023
Hip-hop icon Lil Jon and Anne Burrell get Bobby Flay's kitchen "turnt up" with lights, beats and bottle service. Chefs Eva Pesantez and Robert Butts have Bobby on the VIP list ... to lose.
Bottoms Up, Bobby Down!
20. Bottoms Up, Bobby Down!
July 27, 2023
Actress, comedian and foodie Aisha Tyler and Katie Lee Biegel get crafty.
Ready for Their Close Up
19. Ready for Their Close Up
July 20, 2023
Chef Geoffrey Zakarian and model Ashley Graham strike a pose to distract Bobby Flay while chefs Maiya Keck and Brian Cripps go in for the win.
The Bald and the Beautiful
18. The Bald and the Beautiful
July 13, 2023
Supermodel and swimwear designer Devon Windsor teams up with Chef Michael Symon to keep the drama high while chefs Dom Crisp and Santiago Guzzetti try to cook up a win against Bobby Flay.
17. The "Win" Beneath Their Wings
July 6, 2023
It's a BBQ bash, and Bobby Flay's getting burned when Kardea Brown and Carson Kressley boost chefs Rashad Jones and Kent Rollins to soar to a winged win.
Just Another
16. Just Another "Flay" in The Office
June 29, 2023
Chef Christian Petroni and actress Kate Flannery from The Office recruit chefs Josh Gale and Christian Ortiz for a hostile takeover of Bobby Flay's kitchen.
15. MMMMBibimbap
June 22, 2023
It's all hands on deck as Tiffany Derry and Jet Tila join forces with chefs Chrissy Camba and Johnny Clark to wipe Bobby Flay off the "bibimbap."
Who's Your Mac Daddy?
14. Who's Your Mac Daddy?
June 15, 2023
Eddie Jackson partners with Bobby Flay's kryptonite -- his daughter, Sophie Flay. They bring the family drama center stage while chefs Hari Cameron and Leilani Baugh try to grab a mac 'n' cheese victory.
Make It Work
13. Make It Work
June 8, 2023
Fashion icon Tim Gunn and Carla Hall send chefs Rocco Carulli and Craig Richards down the runway to dress Bobby Flay down.
A-Team Assemble!
12. A-Team Assemble!
June 1, 2023
Two of Bobby Flay's best pals become his worst nightmare. The dynamic duo of Alex Guarnaschelli and Anne Burrell use all their powers to bring chefs Alison Settle and Kevin Scharpf a win.
11. "Glaser"-Focused
May 25, 2023
Comedian Nikki Glaser has Bobby Flay in her sights -- and nothing is off the menu. She and Chef Michael Voltaggio attempt to bring contenders Troy Gardner and Rachel Klein to a vegan victory over Bobby.
10. "Bouillabaisse-ic" Instinct
May 18, 2023
Chefs Dan Jackson and Camila Rinaldi are aided and abetted by Sunny Anderson and Jet Tila as they try to slay Bobby Flay.
This Is How We (Kati) Roll
9. This Is How We (Kati) Roll
May 11, 2023
The View's Sunny Hostin and Christian Petroni rock Bobby Flay with a kati roll challenge; chefs Romain Paumier and Avishar Barua roll up to Bobby's kitchen.
Happy Feet
8. Happy Feet
May 4, 2023
Scott Conant and Damaris Phillips pull out all the stops -- including a full-on dance number -- to help contenders Hari Pulapaka and Denis Radovic finish big against Bobby Flay.
In Perfect
7. In Perfect "Hominy"
April 27, 2023
Bobby Flay is up to his ears in distractions courtesy of hosts Jaymee Sire and Andrew Zimmern, while chefs Byron Gomez and Sebastien Salomon tussle over a corny star ingredient.
The Room Where It Happens
6. The Room Where It Happens
April 20, 2023
Hamilton star Christopher Jackson and Chef Josh Capon double-team Bobby Flay while chefs Edwin Bayone and Kyle McClelland deep-fry his ego.
Under the Tuscan Sun
5. Under the Tuscan Sun
April 13, 2023
Kalen Allen and Anne Burrell help chefs Paolo Calamai and Angelo Competiello show "Roberto" Flay how Tuscan cuisine is done in the old country.
Kitchen Crime Scene
4. Kitchen Crime Scene
April 6, 2023
Bobby Flay's got a signature dish that's way out of his comfort zone -- and Law & Order's Angie Harmon and Scott Conant aren't making it any easier as they aid and abet chefs Crystal Wahpepah and Adrien Blech.
Drop It Like It's Hot
3. Drop It Like It's Hot
March 23, 2023
Chefs Maneet Chauhan and Brooke Williamson swing by Bobby Flay's kitchen with a "drop challenge" to erase him off the board, while chefs Jocelyn Law-Yone and Rasheeda Purdie school Bobby on their signature dishes.
Don't Be Sour!
2. Don't Be Sour!
March 9, 2023
Chopped host Ted Allen and The View's Sara Haines sour Bobby Flay's night while chefs Grace Goudie and Andy Xu try to make lemonade out of their star ingredient.
Bobby, We Need to Talk
1. Bobby, We Need to Talk
March 2, 2023
Natalie Morales, host of The Talk, is back in the kitchen with Eddie Jackson. They send chefs Tim Kuklinski and Sedesh Wilkerson on a mission to beat Bobby Flay in a battle of Scotch eggs.
Where to Watch Beat Bobby Flay
Beat Bobby Flay is available for streaming on the food network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Beat Bobby Flay on demand at Max and Amazon Prime and Philo and Amazon and Vudu and FuboTV and Microsoft Movies & TV and Sling and Google Play and Apple TV and Food Network and and.
  • Premiere Date
    March 3, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (1,335)