You Won’t Believe What These 6 Food Network Stars Looked Like as Kids
We were all kids at some point, even celebrities. Here’s what five of the biggest Food Network stars looked like back in their formative years.
Bobby Flay made his first appearance on the Food Network in its earliest days and has had at least one show on the network at just about all times since then. He’s currently featured on Beat Bobby Flay, as well as Brunch at Bobby’s on the Cooking Channel.
The host of Food Network series Sandwich King, Mauro is also a co-host of The Kitchen with Geoffrey Zakarian, Sunny Anderson, Katie Lee, and Marcela Valladolid and the co-owner or popular Chicago restaurant Pork & Mindy’s.
Appearing in everything from Dinner: Impossible to his own Cooking Channel show, Cook Like an Iron Chef, Michael Symon still has time to run his restaurants and also be a co-host of ABC’s The Chew.
Rachael Ray has said her first memory is of her mother cooking in a restaurant kitchen. With cooks on both sides of her family, it’s no surprise that she ended up a culinary superstar. Passionate about all facets of food, she even launched a charity in 2006 called Yum-o!, which promotes healthy eating, teaches cooking, feeds hungry kids, and funds scholarships.
Marc Murphy can frequently be seen as a judge on Chopped, and also runs restaurants Landmarc, Kingside, and Ditch Plains in New York, as well as Benchmarc catering company.
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The mayor of Flavortown first rose to fame as the winner of the second season of The Next Food Network Star in 2006, and today, repeated airings of his Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives show makes him the most ubiquitous presence on Food Network.