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Final Table Q&A - Dave Elliott


Final Table Q&A - Dave Elliott

Name: Dave Elliott
Competition Team
Titles: 2013 World Food Champion, 2022 World Burger Champion

Q: Where are you from: St. Louis Park, MN
A: Where do you live now: Olathe, KS

Q: When did you first start cooking/develop a love of cooking? 
A: 2008 or ‘09

Q: What or who is your inspiration? 
A: Seeing people enjoy the dishes I create.

Q: What do you like about competing in cooking contests? 
A: The people. Trying to do better than the time before.

Q: What was the name of the dish that you won your category with? 
A: Back with a Vengeance

Q: Tell us a little about that dish
A: Fresh ground ribeye/chuck/short rib, with some added bacon, on a fresh brioche bun, with a lemon herb aioli, arugula, bourbon bacon jam, and a runny egg.

Q: What is the biggest challenge you faced at WFC?
A: Myself

Q: How many times have you competed at WFC?
A: 9

Q: What would a win at WFC's Final Table mean to you?
A: It would be insane!  Winning once was crazy, twice would be totally unbelievable!

Q: Anything else about yourself you'd like to share? 
A: Married to Renee, dad to Landon (10), and Sam (6).

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