Television chef who opened restaurants in the U.S. and the Bahamas. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for Hot Off the Grill with Bobby Flay in 2000.
He asked for an Easy-Bake Oven when he was a child, but his father wanted to give him a G.I. Joe figurine instead. He was given both of them as a compromise.
He competed against Masaharu Morimoto in two Iron Chef competitions in the early 2000s. He lost the first battle, then won the rematch.
He married his first wife, Debra Ponzek, in 1991, then his second wife, Kate Connelly, in 1995. He and Connelly had a daughter named Sophie together before separating. He was then married to Stephanie March from 2005 to 2015.
He and Giada De Laurentiis both rose to fame through their appearances on The Food Network.