Chef Bobby Flay is on a secret mission to challenge the best of the best. Award winning BBQers, bakers, pizza makers and more — they're the absolute masters in one kind of cooking with a roomful of trophies to show for it. In each episode, we set up one of these cooks to believe that Food Network is shooting a profile of him for a show. Well, that's partly right — but with cameras rolling for the "profile," Bobby shows up for a surprise visit — and challenges the expert to an unexpected cook-off of his specialty, right then and there! They're in their element; Bobby's out of his. But Flay throws down his tongs for an exciting, tension-filled competition against one of America's greatest amateur cooks.
Season 1, Episode 13

Fried Chicken

For more than 60 years, Hattie's Restaurant in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., has been an icon of Southern cuisine, and is known in particular for its fresh, hot and crispy fried chicken. Hattie's own Jasper Alexander thinks Food Network is covering his huge picnic on the final weekend of the horse race season and Bobby is waiting "in the wings."

Friday
Feb 17
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 11

Buffalo Wings

Developed in Buffalo in 1964, the spicy chicken wing has become an American snack food staple. Buffalo is also home to the National Buffalo Wing Festival, created by Drew Cerza, who thinks the Food Network has tapped him to be the city's Wing Ambassador for a Food Network show, but little does he know that Bobby Flay will be firing up his burners to challenge him to a Chicken Wing Throwdown! Will Drew's hometown advantage and unique flavor combinations put him out on top, or will Bobby and his spicy sweet recipe help him steal the Wing King crown?

Saturday
Apr 1
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 6, Episode 4

Blueberry Pancakes

Clinton Street Baking Company owners, Neil Kleinberg and DeDe Lahman, are stars due to their award winning blueberry pancakes and maple butter. They are also winning the praises of loyal customers who eagerly wait on hour-long lines just to get a taste. Neil and DeDe's flapjacks may have some sweet street buzz, but will they stack up against Bobby's?

Monday
Sep 25
11am | 10c
Season 7, Episode 1

Steak Fajitas

Father Leo Patalinghug believes that the key to a healthy family are healthy meals eaten together, and he's sending that message out through his web show, "Grace Before Meals." With 10,000 hits a day, Father Leo is able to share his wisdom and his family friendly recipes in order to feed his flock: body, mind and soul. With dishes like Fusion Steak Fajitas, Father Leo is winning over his audience with every bite. But, will a little divine intervention help this Father when the Grill Master Bobby Flay heads into town on this episode of Throwdown?

Monday
Oct 2
11am | 10c
Season 9, Episode 1

Cannoli

Biagio Settepani, Chef and Owner of Pasticceria Bruno, has Cannoli in his blood. Bringing his family's recipe with him from Italy to New York, he keeps tradition alive and the customers continuously coming in! With three busy shops and requests from the Vatican to make his confections, Biagio is a world renowned pastry chef -- but he's in for a surprise when Bobby Flay shows up to challenge him to a Cannoli Throwdown! Will Biagio uphold his legacy or will his Cannoli crumble?

Monday
Oct 2
1pm | 12c
Season 9, Episode 3

Fried Chicken

Renaissance woman Gillian Clark is a woman of many interests, but it's her darn good Fried Chicken recipe that she serves out of her Silver Spring, Maryland restaurant The General Store and Post Office Tavern, that has guests heading in from all over for a taste of this home fried delicacy. The heat is on! Will Chef Bobby Flay finally win a Fried Chicken Throwdown or is defeat in the air?

Monday
Oct 9
1pm | 12c
Season 6, Episode 1

Pad Thai

Nongkran Daks has traveled the world teaching the secrets of authentic Thai cooking. Her most popular dish is Pad Thai, a stir-fry dish comprised of rice noodles, tofu, bean sprouts and egg. With rave reviews from national publications, five cookbooks and sold out cooking classes, Nong is the "Thai Rachael Ray." Yet, is she ready to take on the real Bobby Flay?

Monday
Nov 6
11am | 10c
Season 8, Episode 9

Thanksgiving Throwdown

What happens when you combine a pinch of city, a dash of country and a scrumptious Thanksgiving Feast? You get Pioneer Woman. Meet, Ree Drummond, former city slicker turned cowgirl. Do not be fooled by her sweet face--Ree makes a mean, hard to beat Thanksgiving feast with all the fixings. We're sure city slicker Chef Flay has his work cut out for him in this exciting Thanksgiving Throwdown !

Monday
Nov 20
1pm | 12c
Season 9, Episode 5

Mini Cupcakes

What happens when a 6 foot 5 inch guy decides to open up a bakery that makes the best cupcakes around? You get "Big Man Bakes" of course! Cupcakes are the hottest food trend, but William "Chip" Brown was ahead of the curve when he opened "Big Man Bakes" now LA's biggest little bakery in town. What will happen when chef Bobby Flay brings his best mini's west to put them to the test against LA's sweetest tastemaker? It's a mini cupcake Tinseltown Throwdown!

Monday
Dec 25
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 4, Episode 10

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Barbeque competitions are often thought of as a man's world, but that hasn't scared off Lee Ann Whippen, an award winning Pitmaster from Chesapeake, Virginia. Her menu is filled with staples like St. Louis Ribs and Texas-Style Brisket, but it's her Pulled Pork that has garnered rave reviews from devoted customers and judges across the BBQ circuit. Following in the footsteps of her dad, who has many BBQ trophies under his own belt, she decided to quit her full time job and immerse herself in the smoky, spicy world of BBQ. Lee Ann has invited the Food Network to a barbeque blowout she is throwing to show her appreciation for her dedicated fans. She has no idea that one of her fans will be Iron Chef Bobby Flay! It's anyone's game when the Pitmaster takes on the King of the Grill, because where there's smoke, there's bound to be a Throwdown!

Monday
Jan 22
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 4, Episode 4

Eggplant Parmesan

For Italian food in New York, look no further than the legendary Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. It is home to the acclaimed Mike's Deli, serving authentic Italian delicacies to everyone from real Italian grandmas to movie stars and politicians. Mike Greco began working here in 1951 and now his charismatic son Dave runs the place. Dave believes the reason for their success is the combination of his expert food knowledge, true Italian hospitality and his Eggplant Parmesan. Dave thinks he has been tapped to be the Food Network's guide to Arthur Avenue for a new show called "Culinary Streets." What he doesn't know is that Bobby Flay will be showing up for a personal tour and an Eggplant Parmesan Throwdown! Will Bobby be able to overcome years of tradition, or will Dave's Eggplant Parmesan continue to stand the test of time? It's up to our judges to make the ultimate decision in this Throwdown!

Monday
Feb 5
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 4

Jerk Chicken

Angela Shelf Medearis, "The Kitchen Diva," is known for her zany sense of humor and her award winning children's books, but what makes her really special is her passion and skill for Jerk Chicken. She's in for a surprise when Bobby rolls up on her family picnic for a Jerk Chicken Throwdown. Will it be Bobby's spicy dry rub or Kitchen Diva's hot marinade that takes the top prize?

Monday
Mar 19
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 10

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Barbeque competitions are often thought of as a man's world, but that hasn't scared off Lee Ann Whippen, an award winning Pitmaster from Chesapeake, Virginia. Her menu is filled with staples like St. Louis Ribs and Texas-Style Brisket, but it's her Pulled Pork that has garnered rave reviews from devoted customers and judges across the BBQ circuit. Following in the footsteps of her dad, who has many BBQ trophies under his own belt, she decided to quit her full time job and immerse herself in the smoky, spicy world of BBQ. Lee Ann has invited the Food Network to a barbeque blowout she is throwing to show her appreciation for her dedicated fans. She has no idea that one of her fans will be Iron Chef Bobby Flay! It's anyone's game when the Pitmaster takes on the King of the Grill, because where there's smoke, there's bound to be a Throwdown!

Monday
Apr 9
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 7

Arroz con Pollo

La Fonda Boricua is New York City's best known Puerto Rican restaurant, and it's head cook, Jorge Ayala, keeps customers coming back with his Arroz con Pollo - chicken and rice. Jorge thinks he's been tapped by Food Network to show off his Arroz con Pollo in a show about Latin culture and cuisine. He has no clue that he and his dish have been targeted by Bobby Flay for a Throwdown. Will Jorge salsa his way to victory, or will Bobby show off a few of his own moves? It's a Throwdown in Spanish Harlem.

Monday
Apr 23
12pm | 11c
Season 5, Episode 5

Chiles Rellenos

Jaime Martin Del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu are living the California Dream with their restaurant, La Casita Mexicana. They serve authentic Mexican food and are on a mission to revive precious recipes that have been passed down to them from their ancestors. Their specialty is the Chile Relleno -- a stuffed and fried Poblano Pepper, served with a mouth-watering tomato sauce. Jaime and Ramiro think the Food Network is in town for a series on family food traditions from around the world. Little do they know that their lesson on home cooking is just a cooked up disguise for a Throwdown with Bobby Flay! Will their renowned, authentic Chile Relleno recipe be bold enough to beat Bobby's alternative take on tradition? Watch and find out!

Monday
Apr 23
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 7, Episode 9

Burritos

Victor and Miguel Escobedo own the successful Papalote Mexican Grill in San Francisco California. The brothers think they are part of a special called "Brotherly Grub" about brothers who cook together. Miguel may moonlight as a DJ and Victor as a stand-up comic, but their Triple Threat Burrito is no joke. What the brothers do not know is Iron Chef Flay is wrapping up his own spin on this iconic dish. Stay tuned to see who gets the last laugh on this epic burrito battle of tasty proportions!

Monday
Apr 23
1pm | 12c
Season 8, Episode 6

Huevos Rancheros

David Matias and his mom Teresa have created the best Huevos Rancheros above the border. They have received accolades from the New York Times and their Huevos Rancheros are listed in the book "500 Things To Eat Before It's Too Late" as the prefect breakfast. Yet, will David and Teresa send Bobby's Huevos Rancheros up in flames, or will Bobby show them that this big city boy can turn out some classic eggs, southwest style? Well, only one-way to find out, a Huevos Rancheros Throwdown

Monday
Apr 23
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 6, Episode 12

Green Chile Cheeseburger

Bob Olguin knows his chiles. He should; New Mexican cuisine is in his blood -- he owns and operates the restaurant his father started in honor of his grandfather. So, it's no surprise his Green Chile Cheeseburger was ranked number 7 on GQ's National Top-20 Burger List. Bob's restaurant, Manny's Buckhorn Tavern, started by dishing up New Mexican favorites to locals but now caters to visitors from far and wide, and the praises keep on coming -- especially for his famed Green Chile Cheeseburger. So the question is: can Bob's burger beat the heat that Bobby brings down to New Mexico on this episode of Throwdown?

Monday
Apr 30
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 7

Burgers

Susan Mello is an extraordinary opera singer who has been able to turn an all-American dish -- the hamburger -- into a multicultural eating experience and has the awards to prove it. Susan is hosting friends and family for a backyard birthday celebration, not knowing that there'll be one unexpected guest, Bobby Flay, who challenges her to Burger Throwdown. It'll be up to a secret judge to decide who's got the best burger in town.

Monday
Apr 30
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 3, Episode 7

Muffaletta

New Orleans, Louisiana is the home of Muffaletta - a sandwich made with Italian meats, cheeses, and a special olive salad - and no place delivers the Muffaletta better than Serio's Deli. Owners Jack and Mike Serio are now ready to present their three-generations-old recipe to Food Network, for what they think is a TV special on deli sandwiches called "Order Up!" Little do they know that a Throwdown is on the menu, and Bobby Flay is working on a Muffaletta of his own. Will the Serio brothers distinguish themselves as Muffaletta Masters, or will the Iron Chef give them a hard time in the Big Easy? It's a Mardi-Gras atmosphere for the ultimate sandwich showdown!

Monday
Apr 30
1pm | 12c
Season 6, Episode 13

Sloppy Joes

Jonathan and Andrew Schnipper are masters of the Manhattan food scene and their Sloppy Joe is hands down the tastiest ever made. The two brothers' conquest of New Yorker's palates started back in 1995 when they opened the first Hale and Hearty Soups in Chelsea Market. Today they have over 20 locations in the New York area. Expanding on the massive success that they've already had, the Schnipper brothers opened their new restaurant, Schnipper's Quality Kitchen 10 weeks ago in the heart of midtown. They boast that they serve "good old-fashioned American food" and it will be the perfect fit when they throw us a party that the whole family can enjoy. Kids and adults will love chowing down on their delicious Sloppy Joe sandwiches, but how will the Schnippers handle it when Iron Chef Flay interrupts the party with his Sloppy Joe Throwdown challenge?

Monday
Apr 30
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

Breakfast

Lynn Winter opened Lynn's Paradise Cafe in the early 1990s it became known for having the best breakfast in Louisville and she has no idea that Bobby is showing up to her "Customer Appreciation Day" for a Breakfast Throwdown! Bobby's betting his Tex-Mex flair can trump Lynn's country style, but it's anyone's game until an expert judge does a blind taste test to determine who's the short-order champ.

Monday
May 7
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 1

Biscuits and Jam

Nothing says Southern comfort like a basket of homemade biscuits and jam, and nobody makes them better than Nashville's own Carol Fay Ellison. Carol Fay has earned nationwide fame as "the biscuit lady" at Nashville's famous Loveless Cafe and thinks she'll be making her amazing biscuits and jam for a new Food Network series called "Singin' in the Kitchen." What this sassy southerner doesn't know is that Bobby is gearing up to challenge her to a down-home biscuits and jam competition. With a special appearance by country-music star Luke Bryan this is sure to be a Throwdown full of surprises!

Monday
May 7
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 2, Episode 12

Sticky Buns

Joanne Chang has a degree in applied mathematics from Harvard and is the brain behind the famous "Sticky Sticky Buns" of Flour Bakery in Boston. Because of unique background, she's been told she's starring in a special, but what she doesn't know is that Bobby Flay is showing up to challenge her to a sticky-bun Throwdown. Will the Iron Chef get schooled by this bun-baking genius, or can Bobby's sticky buns add up to number one?

Monday
May 7
1pm | 12c
Season 6, Episode 4

Blueberry Pancakes

Clinton Street Baking Company owners, Neil Kleinberg and DeDe Lahman, are stars due to their award winning blueberry pancakes and maple butter. They are also winning the praises of loyal customers who eagerly wait on hour-long lines just to get a taste. Neil and DeDe's flapjacks may have some sweet street buzz, but will they stack up against Bobby's?

Monday
May 7
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 3, Episode 4

Country Fried Steak

She's a Food Network superstar, and loved by millions -- Paula Deen currently reigns as the Queen of Southern cuisine. For years Paula has been cooking delicious comfort food on "Paula's Home Cooking." On her new show, "Paula's Party," she invites a wide array of guests over to Uncle Bubba's Oyster House in Savannah Georgia for an unbelievable night of fabulous food, funny stories and fantastic surprises. For this year's Black and White Ball themed episode, Paula has invited Bobby to be her Guest of Honor! What Paula doesn't know is that Bobby will immediately return the favor with a surprise invitation to his own Country Fried Steak Throwdown! Can this Northern Grill Master beat this Southern Queen? It's Fry or Be Fried in this ultimate Throwdown challenge!

Monday
May 14
12pm | 11c

Jicama Slaw

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Garlic Butter, Fresh Lime and Cotija Cheese

Grilled Corn Skewers with Chipotle- Cilantro Butter

Flour's Famous Sticky Buns

Mac and Cheese Carbonara

Pulled Pork Sandwich with Black Pepper Vinegar Sauce and Green Onion Slaw

Mojo Marinated Pork

Smoked Ribs with Carolina-Style BBQ Sauce

Bourbon Ball French Toast

Eggplant and Manchego Filled Chile Relleno with Red Pepper-Balsamic Sauce

Strawberry Rhubarb Zinfandel Crepes

Grandma Maronis Meatballs 100 Year Old Recipe

Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic and Mascarpone Cheese

Cactus Pear Fizz

Spanish Spice Rubbed Rib-eye with Sherry Vinegar Steak Sauce

Caramelized Banana Cream Pie with Hazelnut Whipped Cream and Hazelnut Praline

Cinnamon Vanilla Wedding Cake with Mexican Hot Chocolate Buttercream

Black Pepper-Pomegranate Molasses Glazed Turkey

Cranberry-Blackberry Relish

Throwdown's Chocolate-Coconut Bread Pudding with Passion Fruit Sauce

Chicken Fried Steak with White Gravy

Liege Waffles

Stuffed Pork Shoulder "a lo caja china"

Pumpkin French Toast Stuffed with Blackberry-Caramel Mascarpone

Beef Brisket

Bar Americain's Gulf Shrimp and Grits

Roasted Red Pepper-Tomato Pizza with Goat Cheese, Basil and Red Chili Oil

About the Host

Bobby Flay

Learn more about Bobby Flay, host of BBQ with Bobby Flay, and about grilling, barbecue and summer cooking.

MORE FROM BOBBY FLAY

Brunch at Bobby's

Mondays 10a|9c