Watch Throwdown with Bobby Flay
- 9 Seasons
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.