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Alex Guarnaschelli Perfectly Explains Why It's So Hard To Beat Bobby Flay

On Food Network's "Beat Bobby Flay," Bobby Flay competes with other chefs by cooking their signature dishes, and somehow always seems to win, with losses being few and far between. Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, a frequent guest on the show and a friend of Flay, explained on TikTok why it's so challenging to beat him.

Per Guarnaschelli, Flay’s secret is his focus, as he dials into cooking like few other chefs can. Flay is intense, laser-focused, and always cooks with intention, but he also has decades of experience cooking on TV to give him an edge over a chef who has never felt the pressure of time and competition before.

Fortunately, Guarnaschelli offered some advice about how one can compete with his level of intensity. As she told Food Network, contenders need "a real sense of self, a real sense of culinary identity — the courage to kind of put aside the 700 ingredients in the pantry and just make something that's really true to who they are."