Graham Elliot is a US-based celebrity chef- who has been nominated for the James Beard Foundation Award. He is prominent for owning a restaurant called Avenue, which previously garnered an AAA Five Diamond Award.
Additionally, he is also known for his appearance in reality shows like Iron Chef America (2010) and Top Chef Masters (2013).
Graham Elliot’s Bio
Graham’s date of birth is 4 January 1977; he was born and raised in Seattle, Washington.
He learned culinary arts at Johnson & Wales University located in Rhode Island.
Marriage Of Over A Decade
Graham has been married to Allie Mundell, a former Peninsula food & beverage manager, since 20 September 2009.
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According to Chicagotribune, Allie also works as Graham's business partner.
Three Kids From Two Wives
Graham has three sons in his family
His eldest son, Mylo Ignatius, was born on 20 January 2007.
Graham Elliot's first son, Mylo Ignatius, on his 7th birthday on 20 January 2014 (Photo: Graham Elliot's Twitter)
Likewise, his second son Conrad Matthias arrived on 18 September 2010. Later, Graham welcomed a third son named Jedediah with wife Allie on 25 August 2012.
Everything About Graham's Career Journey
Graham worked as a busboy and dishwasher before learning culinary arts. At the time, he was eighteen years old. Luckily, he got to work at a five-star restaurant called Mansion on Turtle Creek in Texas, soon after graduating his course.
Graham Elliot with another chef John Slack in November 2019 (Photo: Graham Elliot's Instagram)
After that, he shifted to the Jackson House Inn & Restaurant in Vermont. There, he was named one of the Best New Chefs of 2004 by the Food & Wine Magazine.
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The achievement led him to garner fame and acclamations as well as an invitation to Iron Chef America; he was invited to compete against Chef Bobby Flay. He stood second by two points in the competition. After that, he opened his self-named restaurant called Graham Elliot in 2008 and Grahamwich in 2010.
How Much Is His Net Worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Graham has a net worth of $1.5 million as a chef and reality TV personality.
Leaving Master Chef
Graham left the reality series MasterChef and MasterChef Junior in 2015. He announced his decision via Twitter on 19 December 2015. The chef wrote,
"It has been an awesome experience to be part of the MasterChef family. I learned so much from the people I got to work with and it has been a true honor to share my love of cooking with the audiences who have allowed me into their homes over the last six years. I remain committed to using my passion for cooking as a way to entertain and teach people of all ages and will be making some exciting announcements about the next steps of that journey in the new year. "
Graham had been serving as a judge in the reality series MasterChef since 2010 and MasterChef Junior since 2013. According to Graham's website, he left the show to participate in the Bravo’s Emmy Award-winning hit cooking competitions, Top Chef.
Facts Related To Graham Elliot
Graham became the youngest four-star chef in the U.S. when he was twenty-seven (2004).
His restaurant, Graham Elliot, was considered one among the only 15 restaurants to be awarded two Michelin stars in the U.S.