Who is Kate Connelly?

Kate Connelly was born on 21 March 1964 under the sign of Aries, in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA, and is a 55-year-old TV personality, probably best recognized for hosting such cooking shows as “Robin Leach Talking Food”. She is also known as the ex-wife of famous chef Bobby Flay.

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How rich is she, as of now? Kate Connelly Net Worth and Assets

Kate Connelly’s net worth is over $2.3 million, earned largely from her successful television career.

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She also gained a decent amount of money through the divorce settlement from American celebrity chef Bobby Flay, whose wealth is estimated to be over $30 million. Moreover, her ownership of several restaurants also contributes to her fortune.

Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background

Kate Connelly spent her early years in her hometown of Minneapolis, where she was raised by her father who worked as a journalist, and her mother who was a housekeeper. Kate’s nationality is American, and she belongs to White Caucasian ethnicity.

She attended a local high school, and upon matriculation, continued her education at Massachusetts College, graduating with her BA degree in Journalism.

Professional Career: From Modeling to Journalism

Prior to becoming a famous TV personality, Kate Connelly briefly pursued a career in the fashion industry as a model. However, it did not take long until she moved her focus to journalism and cooking. Kate came to prominence in the early 1990s, when she was chosen to serve as the co-host of the popular cooking show “Robin Leach Talking Food”, broadcast on the Food Network until 1995.

Besides that, Kate became the co-owner of several restaurants, alongside her (now ex-) husband Bobby Flay.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

  • Long blonde dyed hair
  • Green eyes
  • Height – 5ft 4ins (1.63m)
  • Body Shape – Hourglass
  • Vital Statistics – 36-28-36

Personal Life: Marriage to Bobby Flay and Divorce

Kate Connelly and Bobby Flay met each other back in January 1994, when he appeared as a guest in an episode of the Food Network’s cooking show “Robin Leach Talking Food”, and soon started dating. After only a few months, Bobby proposed to her, while the couple eventually tied the knot at a private wedding ceremony held on 1 October 1995. He adopted her son, named Jonathan, from her previous relationship. They also have a child together, since Kate gave birth to their daughter, named Sophie Flay, in April 1996.

Sophie and Bobby Flay

Unfortunately, the couple went their separate ways in 1998, and the divorce was soon finalized, for reasons which still remain a mystery. Following the divorce, Kate withdrew from public life, and is believed to have remained single. On the other hand, Bobby married actress Stephanie March in 2005, however, they divorced in 2015. He has been dating Heléne Yorke since 2016.

Who is Her Ex-Husband? Bobby Flay Short Wiki/Bio

Kate’s ex-husband, Robert William ‘Bobby’ Flay, was born on 10 December 1964 under the sign of Sagittarius, in Manhattan, New York City USA, where he was raised by his parents, Dorothy and Bill Flay.

Right after dropping out of high school at the age of 17, Bobby became involved in the hospitality industry. He initially worked as a salad maker at the restaurant owned by Joe Allen, who soon spotted Bobby’s talent and paid his tuition at the French Culinary Institute, from where he graduated with a degree in Culinary Arts in 1984.

Professional Career as an Executive Chef

Bobby Fray then started his professional culinary career, when he began working as a sous-chef at the restaurant “Brighton Grill”. Only a week later, he was promoted to the position of an executive chef, however, he quit and started working as a chef under Jonathan Waxman at “Bud and Jams”.

Between 1988 and 1990, Bobby served as the Executive Chef at “Miracle Grill”, after which he moved to “Mesa Grill” in 1991, where in no time, he became a partner as well.

Restaurant Owner

In 1993, Bobby launched his own “Bolo Bar & Restaurant”. Moreover, he opened the second “Mesa Grill” in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2004, which earned him the Michelin Star in 2008. He also opened the Brasserie “Bar Americain”, “Bobby Flay Steak”, and another “Mesa Grill” in the Bahamas. He is also the owner of “Bobby’s Burger Palace”.

Master Instructor, TV Cook Shows, Cookbooks

Additionally, Bobby was hired as the master instructor at the French Culinary Institute, and has appeared in a number of TV cooking shows, hosting such as the Cooking Channel and Food Network “Boy Meets Grill”, “Throwdown! With Bobby Flay”, “The Best Thing I Ever Ate”, and “Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction”, among others. He has also made appearances as a guest judge in “The Next Iron Chef”, “The Next Food Network Star”, etc, and hosted the NBC reality series “America’s Next Great Restaurant”.

Bobby is also the author of 13 cookbooks, including “Bobby Flay’s From My Kitchen To Your Table” (1998), “Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill Cookbook” (2007), and “Bobby At Home: Fearless Flavors From My Kitchen” (2019).

Achievements and Awards

Bobby Fray has been honored many times for his work. He was named Gael Greene’s Restaurant of the Year – Mesa Grill by New York Magazine in 1992. He is the winner of the 1993 French Culinary Institute Outstanding Graduate Award, and has won four Daytime Emmy Awards and three James Beard Foundation Awards. In 2015, he was inducted into the Culinary Hall of Fame, and rewarded with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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