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David Olson

David Olson is a nationally-recognized American Culinary Federation (ACF) Chef, television personality and social network influencer, award-winning recipe developer, live fire grill master, international adventurer, and the creator behind, “LiveFire Republic” and “A Bachelor and His Grill.”

Over the last decade David has partnered to work alongside several international tourism boards through his culinary exploits, working in kitchens from the Ecuadorian Amazon Jungle, to Australia and Bali, throughout Central America, to Iceland, Morocco, Patagonia and Thailand, just to name a few. He has served as a brand ambassador for numerous high-profile organizations, including All-Clad, Australian Beef and Lamb Council, Boston Beer Company, Char-Broil Grills, Chef’d, Fine Cooking Magazine, Morton Salt, Omaha Steaks, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Smithfield, The Weather Channel and Whole Foods Markets. Additionally, David sits on the board for the American Diabetes Association, is a tireless advocate for the Kids’ Food Basket, and invests annually in hands-on efforts alongside the American Culinary Federation to raise necessary funding for education grants and local scholarships.

When not cooking, filming, or spending time with friends and family in Michigan, David can be found traveling the globe in search of grand adventure and extraordinary experiences – hiking, camping and fishing, trekking from one continent, 5-star kitchen and smoky backyard barbecue to the next, honing his craft alongside the some of the best regional chefs, home cooks and pit masters in the world.