Several chefs create recipes for the Food Network and demonstrate them online and on television, including Bobby Flay, Curtis Stone, Ree Drummond, Ina Garten, Robert Irvine and Guy Fieri. Some of the chefs are professionals associated with well-known restaurants, while others are amateur cooks.
Bobby Flay, one of the most well-known Food Network personalities and recipe authors, has operated several restaurants and worked on food-related television programs since the early 1990s. He has also won numerous awards for his cooking and television performances. His restaurants have included the Mesa Grill and BOLO in New York City (both of which are now closed), Bar Americain, Bobby Flay Steak and Bobby's Burger Palace. His television shows have included "Beat Bobby Flay," "Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction," "Throwdown!" and "Boy Meets Grill."
Ree Drummond, author of the popular website The Pioneer Woman, translated her cookbooks into a Food Network show on which she prepares themed recipes and shares slice-of-life vignettes centered around life on her family's cattle ranch. She appears on the Food Network on Saturday mornings, as of April 2015.
Visitors to the Food Network website can find recipes, cookbooks, videos and other media related to the chefs associated with their television shows. Consumers can also shop for specific products created or endorsed by the chefs.