Who is Debra Ponzek, Bobby Flay’s ex-wife?
Debra Ponzek was born in Morristown, New Jersey, USA on August 26, 1961 – her zodiac sign is Virgo and she holds US citizenship. She is a chef, but is perhaps best known as the ex-wife of Bobby Flay, a famous American television personality, chef and restaurateur.
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Early life and education
Debra was raised in Morristown as an only child by her Italian father who was a chef and her American mother who worked as a waitress. Motivated by her parents, Debra became interested in food from an early age, and her father and mother taught her everything she wanted to know.
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Debra was very physically active during high school, playing football and tennis for the school teams, and after enrolling in 1979, she enrolled at Boston University where she studied engineering for a year, before dropping out and enrolling at The Culinary Institute. of America – she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1984 and then launched her career as a chef.
Debra began working at the Tarragon Tree Restaurant in Chatham, New York, as well as Toto Steakhouse located in Summit, New Jersey, while attending college.
After graduating from college, she became a sous chef at Restaurant Montrachet, run by chef Drew Nieporent, and in 1992 Debra received a Jamse Beard Foundation award for Rising Star Chef. In 1994, she left Montrachet to open Aux Délices, her own restaurant in Greenwich, Connecticut – she has since opened new restaurants in various locations and runs cooking classes over the internet.
Debra only gained wide recognition after being chosen to appear on the reality show “Great Chefs – Great Cities”, in which she cooked three dishes.
Loving life and marriage with Bobby
Debra met Bobby Flay in June 1990 at an event for the Chiefs, and the two began dating a day later. After less than a month, Bobby asked Debra to marry him, and they exchanged their vows in a private ceremony attended by their closest friends and family in May 1991. In 1992, Bobby was nominated for the same James Beard Foundation award for Rising Star Chef, but wanted to withdraw after finding out that Debra was also nominated, however, he was not allowed to, but the award went to Debra nonetheless. In 1993, Bobby won the same award, presented to him by Debra.
However, they divorced at the end of 1993, and only a year later Debra met and married Italian Greg Addonizio, who prefers to stay away from the media. Several months after the wedding, Debra gave birth to their daughter Remy, and their two sons Cole and Gray followed over the next five years. The family of five seem to be living a happy life together in their Connecticut home.
Hobbies and other interests
Debra is a huge animal lover and owns three dogs that can often be seen in photos she uploads to her Instagram account.
She likes to spend her free time outdoors, is a fan of flowers and therefore enjoys working in her garden and spending time alone there.
Traveling is one of Debra’s main hobbies and she has visited many US states but prefers to travel across Europe – some of her favorite cities are London in England, Milan in Italy and Paris in France. Summer is her favorite season – she doesn’t like the cold or the snow.
Debra also enjoys watching movies late at night, and some of her favorite actors and actresses are Tom Hanks, Amanda Seyfried and Julia Roberts, while some of her favorite movies are ‘Sleepless in Seattle’, ‘Letters to Juliet and “The Runaway Bride.”
age and height
Debra’s age is 59. She has long brown hair and blue eyes, her height is 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) and she weighs around 145 pounds (65 kg). As of September 2020, his net worth is estimated to be over $30 million while Bobby’s net worth is also deemed to be over $30 million.
Who is Bobby Flay?
Robert William Flay was born in New York, United States on December 10, 1964. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius and he is a US citizen. Bobby currently works at several restaurants as Executive Chef, including Bobby Flay Steak in Atlantic City, Mesa Grill in Las Vegas and The Gato in New York.
Bobby was raised in Manhattan, New York, as an only child, by his parents Bill Flay and Dorothy Barbara McGuirk – Bobby was eight years old when he asked his father to buy him an Easy-Bake oven, and well although his father argued with him at first, he ended up buying it.
Bobby left school at the age of 17 because he wanted to pursue his career as a chef.
Two of his first jobs were at the Baskin-Robbins pastry restaurant and at a pizzeria, and his father eventually helped him start working at Joe Allen’s restaurant as a salad chef. Impressed with his skills, restaurant owner Joe Allen paid Bobby to attend the French Culinary Institute. He became a sous chef after graduating in 1984 and eventually began working as a chef for Jonathan Waxman at his Bud and Jams restaurant.
Bobby took a short hiatus from the kitchen when he got into stock market business, but soon returned to the kitchen to work at the Miracle Grill as executive chef. On January 15, 1991, as soon as the Mesa Grill opened, Bobby began working there as executive chef and eventually became a partner.
He opened his first restaurant in November 1993 called Bolo Bar & Restaurant, and later opened several other Mesa Grill restaurants in the United States, such as in Las Vegas which was the only one to receive a Michelin star, but which was retired a year later.
On July 15, 2008, he opened Bobby’s Burger Palace (BBP) in Lake Grove on Long Island, then a second BBP on December 5, 2008 in Eatontown, New Jersey, and the third BBP on March 31, 2009 in Paramus, New Jersey. Jersey. Bobby now has 11 BBP.
He has appeared in several reality TV series, such as “Great Chefs – Great Cities”, “Mexican Madness”, and “Great Chefs Cook American”. He is a writer who has published over 10 cookbooks.
Bobby also has an interest in horse racing and today owns at least one prize-winning horse, while his racehorse More Than Real won the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, one of the races in most prestigious horses in the United States.
After his divorce from Debra, Bobby married Kate Connelly in 1995, and she gave birth to their daughter Sophie, but they divorced in 1998. On February 20, 2005, Bobby married famous American actress Stephanie Caroline March, but they separated in March 2015 and their divorce was finalized five months later. In February 2016, Bobby began dating Helene Yorker, a Canadian-born American actress and dancer, but they broke up in early 2019.