He was born and raised in Seattle, Washington
When Graham Elliot was 18, he dropped out of high school and started in the food business to be a dishwasher and busboy.
Mansion at Turtle Creek was his first position, working under chef Dean Fearing. He was named one of the Ten Best New Chefs in of 2004 by Food and Wine.
Graham became the youngest chef in the US to receive four stars from a major publication at the age of 27 (Chicago Tribune)
He faced off against Iron Chef Bobby Flay with a secret ingredient of chocolate. He lost with a score of 49-47.
He has cooked for both the public and also backstage for the performers.
He went to culinary school at Johnson and Wales University