Throwdown with Bobby Flay

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  • TV-G
  • 2007
  • 9 Seasons
  • 6.9  (273)

Throwdown with Bobby Flay is a reality television show that airs on the Food Network. It follows celebrity chef Bobby Flay as he travels around the country challenging individual chefs and restaurants to competitions to see who can cook the best food items. Flay first came to national prominence with his skill in Mexican cuisine. The show starts with a messenger delivering special instructions to Flay in New York City. Flay opens the package and discovers who he is going to be cooking against and what dish he will need to make. Flay then spends time in the Foot Network test kitchens working on perfecting the challenge dish. He is assisted by a couple of sous chefs. Sometimes Flay needs to seek outside help when a particular dish or technique is incredibly complicated and he is unable to master it. When he is finally confident enough that he has mastered the dish, he travels to the chef's restaurant or home town location to surprise the chef and challenge him or her to a competition. The competition starts with the chef and Flay cooking off head to head and cooking the identical dish. They then place their respective dishes up for judging by different local people. The judges don't know who cooked which dish. They then pronounce a winner. Flay usually has good luck when it comes to cake dishes. He has even managed to win a competition to produce the best wedding cake. In addition to the competition, the show also focuses on each chef and a little bit about their life story. They film the restaurant or bakery that the competition takes place and show how the original chef first came up with the dish and grew their career.

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Asian Dumplings
18. Asian Dumplings
January 30, 2015
Sohui Kim is the chef and co-owner of The Good Fork in Red Hook, New York. Her menu is filled with delicious fare, but it's her dumpling appetizer that has captured raves from customers and food critics alike.
Baked Alaska
17. Baked Alaska
April 13, 2011
Saul Bolton went on a quest to discover how to make the ultimate Baked Alaska and now Bobby Flay is going to surprise him and challenge him to a Baked Alaska throwdown.
Fondue
16. Fondue
March 30, 2011
Bobby Flay challenges Didier Pawlicki, owner of the smash hit restaurant, Taureau, in New York City and creator of delicious cheesy creations, to a fondue throwdown.
Key Lime Pie
15. Key Lime Pie
March 23, 2011
Jim Brush and Alison Sloat are key lime pie experts and have even had their pie named Nation's Best Pie by the American Pie Council. Will Bobby Flay stand a chance when challenging them to a key lime pie throwdown?
Fried Green Tomato Blt
14. Fried Green Tomato Blt
March 16, 2011
Nick Melvin is an Atlanta based chef with some New Orleans flare. In fact he claims he can make anything "your mama makes, but better." Bobby Flay decides to challenge Nick to a fried green Tomato BLT throwdown.
Bostom Cream Pie
13. Bostom Cream Pie
March 9, 2011
Bobby Flay challenges baker Eunice Feller to a Boston Cream throwdown.
Vegetable Lasagna
12. Vegetable Lasagna
March 2, 2011
Sisters Christine and Carla Pallotta brought all the tastes of home to their popular restaurant Nebo. Will Bobby Flay get booted when he comes knocking for his own Vegetable Lasagna Throwdown?
Grinders
11. Grinders
February 23, 2011
Bobby Flay challenges Peter McAndrews, known for his "Paesano" sandwich, to a grinder throwdown.
Mini Cupcakes
10. Mini Cupcakes
February 9, 2011
Bobby Flay challenges William "Chip" Brown owner of "Big Man Bakes" to a mini cupcake throwdown.
Moussaka
9. Moussaka
February 2, 2011
Bobby Flay challenges Greek Chef Diane Kochilas to a Moussaka throwdown, even if she has a recipe for Moussaka the gods would envy.
Salmon Chowder
8. Salmon Chowder
January 26, 2011
Bobby Flay challenges Chester 'Chet' Gerl and Dan Bugge to a salmon chowder throwdown.
Fried Chicken
7. Fried Chicken
January 19, 2011
Bobby Flay challenges Jasper Alexander, head of the kitchen at Hattie's Restaurant in Saratoga Springs, N.Y to a crispy fried chicken throwdown.
Cannoli
6. Cannoli
December 29, 2010
Biagio is a world renowned pastry chef best known for his cannolis. He's in for a big surprise when Bobby Flay challenges him to a cannoli throwdown.
Beef Empanadas
5. Beef Empanadas
December 22, 2010
Bobby Flay challenges Puerto Rican chef Frank Maldonando to an empanada throwdown. Frank has a passion for food and music and his Beef Empanadas are no exception! Packed with rich flavor and the perfect spice, his Empanadas are a staple at his New York city restaurant Sazon. Bobby Flay may have met his match.
Whoopie Pies
4. Whoopie Pies
December 8, 2010
Carol Ford and Karen Haase are famous for their whoopie pies. Bobby Flay surprises them when he challenges them to a whoopie pie throwdown.
Lobster Mac and Cheese
3. Lobster Mac and Cheese
November 24, 2010
Bobby Flay visits Maine and challenges a local Lobster expert to a mac and cheese seafood throwdown.
Thanksgiving Feast
2. Thanksgiving Feast
November 17, 2010
Tip: Toast the bread or let it go stale to absorb more of the liquids.
Chicken Fried Steak
1. Chicken Fried Steak
October 27, 2010
Bobby Flay travels to Texas to challenge an all-American cowboy to a Throwdown on a Chuckwagon specialty, Chicken Fried Steak.
Description

Throwdown with Bobby Flay is a reality television show that airs on the Food Network. It follows celebrity chef Bobby Flay as he travels around the country challenging individual chefs and restaurants to competitions to see who can cook the best food items. Flay first came to national prominence with his skill in Mexican cuisine.

The show starts with a messenger delivering special instructions to Flay in New York City. Flay opens the package and discovers who he is going to be cooking against and what dish he will need to make. Flay then spends time in the Foot Network test kitchens working on perfecting the challenge dish. He is assisted by a couple of sous chefs. Sometimes Flay needs to seek outside help when a particular dish or technique is incredibly complicated and he is unable to master it. When he is finally confident enough that he has mastered the dish, he travels to the chef's restaurant or home town location to surprise the chef and challenge him or her to a competition.

The competition starts with the chef and Flay cooking off head to head and cooking the identical dish. They then place their respective dishes up for judging by different local people. The judges don't know who cooked which dish. They then pronounce a winner. Flay usually has good luck when it comes to cake dishes. He has even managed to win a competition to produce the best wedding cake. In addition to the competition, the show also focuses on each chef and a little bit about their life story. They film the restaurant or bakery that the competition takes place and show how the original chef first came up with the dish and grew their career.

Throwdown with Bobby Flay is a series that is currently running and has 9 seasons (127 episodes). The series first aired on March 1, 2007.

Where to Watch Throwdown with Bobby Flay

Throwdown with Bobby Flay is available for streaming on the Food Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Throwdown with Bobby Flay on demand at Hulu and Food Network.

  • Premiere Date
    March 1, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (273)