Elia Aboumrad is a Latin chef from Mexico City who competed on Top Chef Season 2. She came in fourth place in the season, winning two elimination challenges. She was therefore one of the three Runner-Ups to Ilan Hall along with Marcel Vigneron and Sam Talbot.
Early Life and Career Edit
Elia Aboumrad was born in Mexico City, Mexico. She decided to go to culinary school and trained in Europe under famous professional chef Joel Robuchon. Aboumrad then moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. At age 23, she competed on Top Chef and finished fourth as a finalist.
Top Chef Edit
Aboumrad placed fourth in season 2, winning two challenges. But in Top Chef season 8 All-Stars, she placed last, coming in eighteenth.