David Burke (chef)

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David Burke (February 27, 1962) is an American chef and restaurateur, known for his appearance on the reality TV program Iron Chef America.[1]

Early life[edit]

David Burke grew up in Hazlet, New Jersey.[1] He was educated at the Culinary Institute of America. He went on to hone his skills with French chefs Pierre Troisgros, Georges Blanc and Gaston Lenôtre.[citation needed]


Featured once on Iron Chef America, he lost by a small margin to Bobby Flay. This show appeared during the second season, the thirteenth episode. The featured ingredient was lamb.

In 2010, Burke was a competitor on the second season of Top Chef Masters, but did not move on to the Champions' Rounds.[2]

Burke also competed on Top Chef Masters Season 5. He was eliminated on Episode 9 in the Teacher Tribute challenge with his Bittersweet Chocolate Soufflé with Orange Peel & Raspberry Sauce.


David Burke fabrick - (New York City, New York) at The Archer Hotel

  • David Burke Kitchen - (New York City, New York) at The James Hotel
  • David Burke Townhouse - (New York City, New York) (Formerly David Burke and Donatella)
  • David Burke at Bloomingdale's - (Bloomingdales, New York City, New York)
  • David Burke Modern American Cuisine - (Las Vegas, Nevada - closed)
  • David Burke's Primehouse - (Chicago, Illinois)
  • Fromagerie - (Rumson, New Jersey - closed)
  • Hawaiian Tropic Zone - (New York City, New York - closed)/(Las Vegas, Nevada), Consulting Chef
  • restaurant.mc - (Millburn, New Jersey), Consulting Chef
  • David Burke Prime Steakhouse - Foxwoods, Connecticut
  • Fishtail - (New York City, New York)
  • Grillhouse by David Burke - (Schaumburg, IL, Illinois)
  • Burke In The Box (Las Vegas, Nevada) at McCarran International Airport[3]


  • 1991 Chefs in America - "Chef of the Year"
  • 1995 Culinary Institute of America - "Auggie Award"
  • 1996 & 1997 Robert Mondavi - "Culinary Award of Experience"
  • 1998 The Vatel Club - "Chef of the Year"
  • 1998 Chef Magazine - "Chef of the Year"



  1. ^ a b Fabricant, Florence (November 9, 1988). "New Wave in the East River: David Burke", The New York Times. "These are heady accomplishments for someone who grew up thinking that the ultimate dessert was a Yodel, and who first set foot in a professional kitchen at 15, as a dishwasher in a Sheraton Inn near his home in Hazlet, N.J."
  2. ^ Karps, Aynsley (February 11, 2010). "Weighing the Top Chef Masters". Zagat. 
  3. ^ http://www.yelp.com/biz/burke-in-the-box-las-vegas
  4. ^ Burke, David. "David Burke Gourmet Pops". Retrieved August 29, 2014. 

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