Graham Elliot, a critically acclaimed chef, restaurateur and television personality, is one of the most recognized faces cooking in America today. Graham, a self-proclaimed "Navy brat" who has traveled the world and all fifty US states, has accrued many prestigious accolades including multiple James Beard Foundation Nominations.
Graham serves as judge on Bravo's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series Top Chef alongside Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons. He is also the host and star of Bravo's digital series "Going Off the Menu." Before returning to the Top Chef franchise where he appeared on two seasons of Top Chef Masters, Graham spent 10 seasons with MasterChef & MasterChef Jr. As a life-long baseball enthusiast, Major League Baseball has recently tapped him to be the host of their MLB Grub Tour as well as their Culinary Correspondent.
At age 27, Graham 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, he opened his eponymous restaurant, Graham Elliot, which went on to "become one of only 15 restaurants in the U.S. to be awarded two Michelin stars.
Graham returned to Lollapalooza in 2017 as the culinary director, an honor he's held for the past decade. He is also gearing up to launch his first ever restaurant project in Asia, Coast in the upcoming MGM Cotai. In addition, he’ll also be unveiling his new concept, Gideon Sweet on the historic Randolph street in West Loop.
Graham resides full time in Chicago with his wife Allie and his three boys, Mylo, Conrad, and Jedediah.