As Bobby Flay ends 3-decade Food Network reign, find out what its other cooking stars are doing now

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Fuller Goldsmith, Food Network Champion Chef, Dead At Age 17

Cooking wiz Fuller Goldsmith, who won the Food Network’s “Chopped Junior” chef competition, died Tuesday after nearly a lifetime battle with leukemia. He was 17.

“He got tired and was ready to go,” his father, Scott Goldsmith, told Alabama’s CBS 42 in Tuscaloosa, where Fuller lived.

Goldsmith, who also appeared on “Top Chef Junior,” was hailed by that show’s production company Magical Elves as “an incredible chef and the strongest kid we’ve ever met.”

“We all Loved Fuller so much! And will never forget his contagious smile, laugh and butter tricks,” “Top Chef Junior” host Vanessa Lachey added in the comments.

In 2017, Goldsmith won “Chopped Junior,” a competition in which young chefs make impromptu dishes out of mismatched ingredients. Many of his creations played to his strength ― Southern cuisine, according to CBS 42. He donated his $10,000 prize to the Division of Hematology and Pediatric

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Bobby Flay to Leave Food Network After 27 Years Once Contract Expires: Report



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Bobby Flay‘s time with Food Network appears to be coming to an end.

The celebrity chef, 56, is set to part ways with the network once his current three-year contract expires at the end of this year, according to Variety.

The outlet, citing sources close to the situation, reports that Food Network has ended negotiations with Flay, choosing to move on without the star after both parties could not agree on financial terms.

Food Network had no comment when reached by PEOPLE, while a representative for Flay did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

Flay has been a longtime staple on Food Network, having made his debut in 1994. Since then, the culinary master has starred and hosted numerous hit shows — including Boy Meets Grill, Beat Bobby Flay, Food Network Star, Throwdown! with Bobby Flay, Brunch @ Bobby’s

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Bobby Flay Is Leaving the Food Network After 27 Years: Report

Kitchen’s closed. Bobby Flay is cutting ties with the Food Network after nearly 30 years on the channel.

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The 56-year-old celebrity chef had been working on putting together a new contract with the network, according to a Variety report published on Thursday, October 7. Flay’s current three-year contract is set to expire at the end of the year, but negotiations to re-up won’t continue, per the outlet.

The Gato owner got his start on the Food Network in 1994, quickly becoming a household name. He’s been the face of several popular series, including Beat Bobby Flay, Grillin’ and Chillin’ and Brunch at Bobby’s, with a total of 16 shows and specials under his belt. The New Yorker has also served as a judge on The Next Food Network Star and The Next Iron Chef.

Bobby Flay Is Leaving the Food Network After 27 Years: Report

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In 2017,

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