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Graham Elliot

Graham Elliot Bistro - Chicago, IL


Graham Elliot, a critically acclaimed chef, restaurateur and television personality, is one of the most recognized faces cooking in America today.  Growing up a “Navy brat” allowed him the opportunity to travel the world and all 50 states, opening his eyes and mouth to the amazing flavors found around the globe. At age 27, Elliot became the youngest four-star chef to be named in any major U.S. city and was named one of Food & Wine magazine’s “Best New Chefs” in 2004.  

In May of 2008, Elliot opened his eponymous restaurant, Graham Elliot, which is now one of only 15 restaurants in the U.S. to be awarded two Michelin stars.  In June 2012, he opened Graham Elliot Bistro in Chicago’s West Loop.  That same year also saw Elliot named Chef of the Year and inducted into the Chicago Chefs Hall of Fame.  Additionally, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel proclaimed September 19 “Graham Elliot Day” in the city of Chicago.

Aside from being a chef and restaurant owner, Elliot is also a co-host & Judge on FOX’s MasterChef and MasterChef Jr.  In addition, Elliot has been featured on other notable reality television shows such as Iron Chef America and Top Chef Masters.  In recent years, Elliot has accrued several prestigious accolades, including multiple James Beard Foundation nominations, as well as being named one of Crain’s “40 Under Forty,” alongside President Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey.

Elliot resides in Chicago with his wife and business partner, Allie, and their three children, Mylo Ignatius, Conrad Matthias and Jedediah Lindsay. 

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