After growing up in a traditional Southern kitchen, self-proclaimed "Georgia Boy" Bobby Deen went to work with his brother, Jamie, in their mother Paula's kitchen at age 18. Bobby, along with Jamie and their mom, founded a small Savannah catering business known for delivering "lunch and love in a bag," which grew into one of Savannah's most-loved restaurants, The Lady & Sons.
With The Lady & Sons firmly established, Bobby and Jamie began appearing to rave reviews on their mother's cooking shows on the Food Network, and soon launched their own show on the network, Road Tasted, which followed Bobby and Jamie as they explored America in search of love- and warmth-infused cooking. Both Bobby and Jamie Deen began to draw a new, younger audience into the growing number of Deen family fans in America.
In early 2013, Bobby published his first solo book, a No. 1 New York Times Best Seller, From Mama's Table to Mine. He has also published four books with Jamie: The Deen Bros. Cookbook — Recipes From the Road, released in 2007; Y'all Come Eat in 2008; Take It Easy in 2009; and Get Fired Up in 2011. They've expanded their efforts with a line of spices, barbecue sauces and T-shirts, all sold at the Paula Deen Store and at PaulaDeen.com.
Today, Bobby's show, Not My Mama's Meals, airs on the Cooking Channel. Not My Mama's Meals brings some of his family's favorite Southern recipes to the table with his healthier, lighter approach to cooking. Currently Bobby can be found hosting Food Network's new series Holiday Baking Championship, which puts home bakers to the test in a holiday-themed competition for a chance to win a grand prize of $50,000.