Graham Elliot - Updated Jul 2024

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Graham Elliot

Graham Elliot is a popular American Chef, Restaurateur, and Reality Television Personality. Graham Elliot is widely known as a judge of MasterChef and MasterChef Junior.

Early Life and Childhood

Graham Elliot was born on January 4, 1977, in the city of Seattle, Washington, United States. His age is 46 years as of 2023 and his full name is Graham Elliot Bowles.

Similarly, he is American by nationality and practices Christianity by religion. Moreover, his zodiac sign is Capricorn by date of birth.

Talking about his family members, his father’s name is John Bowles who was in the Navy and his mother’s name is Kate Tippett-Bowles. However, there is no clue found on the internet in terms of his siblings’ names and professions.

Graham Elliot – Education

In terms of his educational qualifications, there is no clue found on the web referring to his school. He might have done his schooling at a public school in Seattle, Washington. Later, he studied culinary arts and graduated from Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island.

Career and Professional Life

Moving on to his career, he was recognized on Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs list in 2004 and received four stars from a major journal before the age of 30. At the age of 27, he was the city’s youngest four-star chef, and he was named to Crain’s Chicago Business’ list of “40 Under Forty” with President Barack Obama, for whom he served on the President’s 49th birthday.

Similarly, he founded his eponymous restaurant in May 2008, which was Chicago’s first French casual fine dining restaurant. He featured in the television show Top Chef Masters in 2009. Also, he cooked for The Heart and Stroke Foundation on the show, a charity with which he became involved after his nephew needed a heart transplant.

Likewise, he founded Graham Elliot Bistro in Chicago’s West Loop in June 2012. He was voted Chef of the Year and inducted into the Chicago Chefs Hall of Fame the same year. In addition, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel declared September 19 as Graham Elliot Day in the city.

Furthermore, MasterChef debuted in 2010, with him as one of three judges. MasterChef Junior, a children’s version of the show, debuted in 2013, with him as a judge. He quit the franchise in September 2015, following the conclusion of season 6 of the parent show. Then, he became a judge on the show Top Chef in 2016.

Additionally, his Restaurant was awarded three stars by the Chicago Tribune and two stars by the Michelin Guide in 2013. He has been nominated for three times for the James Beard Awards. He was also a special guest on MasterChef Canada Season 2 Episode 9 and MasterChef Italia Season 3 Episode 9.

Graham Elliot

Caption: Graham Elliot with other chefs. Source: Instagram

Brand Endorsements

Graham Elliot has never endorsed any brand or seen promoting anything or collaborating with any brands. Likewise, there is no clue found on the web referring to the products he has supported. Moreover, in the coming days, we may be able to see him collaborating with some brands to support their products.

Awards and Nomination

Elliot Restaurant was awarded three stars by the daily newspaper Chicago Tribune in 2013. Also, his restaurant was awarded two stars by the Michelin Guide in 2013. Similarly, he has been nominated three times for the James Beard Awards.

Graham Elliot – Net Worth 2023

Elliot has an estimated net worth of approximately $1.5 million but his exact salary is not available. Similarly, most of his source of income is generated from his restaurant and television profession. Additionally, he has worked very hard to get this fame and is on the road to building his net worth in the future.

Graham Elliot

Caption: Graham Elliot posing for the photo. Source: Fandom

Relationship Status

Elliot married Allie Elliot on September 20, 2009. Allie is a business partner to her husband by profession. However, he has not revealed anything about how they both met and started dating each other. Moreover, they have three children and their names are Conrad Elliot, Jedediah Lindsay Elliot, and Mylo Elliot. Also, he doesn’t seem to have any past relationships or engagements.


Despite the early popularity of Elliot’s self-titled Chicago restaurant, its troubles tended to revolve around background staffing issues. In 2012, 14 ex-servers filed a lawsuit against him, alleging him of pooling waiters’ tips and spreading them among all employees, including bartenders and food runners.

Body Measurements

Elliot is 6 Feet 2 inches tall and weighs 90kg. Similarly, he has a good-looking physique but his accurate body measurements are unknown. Moreover, he has a stunning pair of dark brown eyes and black hair. Also, his dress size is 9 and his shoe size is 13(US).

Graham Elliot

Caption: Graham Elliot posing for the photo. Source: Pinkvilla

Social Media

Elliot is active on Instagram, where he has 328k followers on Instagram and owns an Insta account @grahamelliot. Similarly, his Twitter handle is @grahamelliot with 184.5k followers. His Facebook account is @thegrahamelliot and he has 336k followers.