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.

Jamaican Dumplings with Plantains

Jicama Slaw

Red Beef Chili

Mike's Deli Famous Eggplant Parmigiana


Mesa Grill's Southwestern Potato Salad

Philly Cheese Steak

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

Hattie's Southern Fried Chicken

Scrambled Eggs Chiliquiles with Roasted Tomatillo Sauce

Lobster Mac and Cheese

Throwdown's Sloppy Joes

Red Beef Chili

Mac and Cheese Carbonara

Caramel Apple Cheesecake

Shrimp and Grits

Mesa Grill Potato Salad

Beef and Black Bean Chili with Toasted Cumin Crema and Avocado Relish

Fried Chicken and Wild Rice Waffles with Pink Peppercorn Butter and Maple-Horseradish Syrup

Grilled Corn Skewers with Chipotle- Cilantro Butter

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

About the Host

Bobby Flay

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


Brunch at Bobby's

Mondays 10a|9c