Awarded Chef | Livefire Grill Master | Television Personality | Brand Ambassador | International Adventurer

Web: | Social Media: @livefirerepublic (+2M Weekly Views) | Location: Michigan, USA



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, “Live Fire Republic” and “A Bachelor and His Grill.”

David has an organic, attentive and active audience of more than two million households weekly via traditional media and event appearances, brand ambassadorship, his blog and various social media channels. He is featured annually in dozens of live television segments and radio interviews, while his recipes and creative content continue to be shared across the web and in print publications from sea to shining sea.

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 family in Michigan, David can be found traveling the globe in search of epic adventure, extraordinary experiences, and in learning in the kitchens of the most talented home cooks and chefs across the globe. David is also passionate about his board position with The American Diabetes Association, volunteer work with The Kids’ Food Basket and sharing his accumulated skills and culinary passions with an attentive global audience.





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A Selection of LIVE | Unscripted Appearances – Regional & National Television:

LIVE on NBC TV’s Atlanta and Company – The Outdoor Chef:

LIVE on NBC TV’s Dee Anderson Show – A Bachelor & His Grill:

National SMT Television Appearance – Coast2Coast – July 4th Grilling:

LIVE on NBC TV’s 8West – Cinco de Drinko Salmon Tacos & Man-garitas:

The Weather Channel’s “Outdoor Chef” – Beer Can Chicken:


Culinary Event Hosting – New York City at Death Avenue Brewing: