Giada De Laurentiis has been with the Food Network for nearly two decades. Food Network veteran Bobby Flay was one of the first to see the chef in action. Here’s what Flay reportedly said about De Laurentiis when he first caught sight of her.
How Giada De Laurentiis Got Her Start on the Food Network
DeLaurentiis, who was born in Rome, Italy, is the granddaughter of filmmaker Dino De Laurentiis. She honed her cooking skills at her grandfather’s restaurant, DDL Foodshow. The Food Network star earned her anthropology degree from UCLA. He then took culinary training at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. De Laurentiis later trained at the Ritz-Carlton Fine Dining Room and Wolfgang Puck’s Spago in Beverly Hills.
De Laurentiis arrived on the Food Network scene in 2002. A network executive first appeared in an issue of Chef Ko food and wine magazine. Another new chef was mentioned in that issue, but the executive liked De Laurentiis’ presence, so they decided to pursue him for a spot on the Food Network, according to Alan Salkin in his book. from starting.
The network planned to introduce her as a chef who could teach home cooks how to cook “everyday” Italian food—a meal that was easy to make yet tasted good. Salkin said she was like a “home eco teacher”, while Mario Batali was a culinary “professor”.
What did Bobby Flay think of Giada De Laurentiis at first?
De Laurentiis immediately agreed to try out for his own Food Network show. She was given the opportunity to make a test video so that officials could see if she would be a good fit. De Laurentiis decided to make baked rigatoni for his video. A friend of hers, who had a television background, filmed the audition.
An executive asked Flay to take a look at the audition and share his opinion of De Laurentiis. He was immediately impressed by her beauty and camera presence. According to Salkin, Flay replied, “She’s really beautiful. She thinks she’s good.” It seems that in addition to De Laurentiis’s good looks and culinary training, Flay’s vote of confidence helped her garner a coveted spot among Food Network’s cooking show lineup. From there, the rest is history.
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Bobby Flay is leaving the Food Network
Recently some big news was announced about Flay. It was revealed that Flay would be leaving Food Network after 27 years. According to Diversity, Flay was negotiating a contract with the network. Their contract was about to expire, but instead of renewing, Food Network reportedly decided to call off talks because they couldn’t agree on financial terms, the publication says.
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