David Olson

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Hola, me llamo, David! I’m the creator, author, photographer, grand master of culinary debauchery, and host at, A Bachelor & His Grill.

Behind the scenes, from 9-5, for the last decade, I’ve meticulously juggled a hectic professional schedule as an executive in the commercial banking industry, in tandem with countless personal and community commitments, all while tirelessly pursuing those passions that truly light the flames of my soul.  Beyond the suit and tie, I’m single (hence the “Bachelor” moniker), living in a relatively sizable, on-trend Midwestern US city.  I’m madly in love with creating amazing fare, tossing back a fantastic chilled beverage (or 2), laughing loudly, and traveling the Globe in search of epic adventure!

I’m so fortunate to be surrounded by the most supportive, caring family, 2 crazy beautiful children who are the light of my existence, and a close group of friends who have demonstrated themselves to be ~91% positively influential (and, most days some days not positively influential at all).

Can’t find me online on any given weekend?? I’m most likely at the gym, volunteer coaching little league baseball, or in process of traveling the World. Over the last few years I’ve ventured from sea to shining sea and one side of the world to the other, from the middle of oceans to tops of mountains… Central America, the Caribbean & Gulf Coast, Australia, Tasmania, Europe & United Kingdom, the Hawaiian Archipelago & every major US metropolis lying between the geographical points of New York City & Los Angeles!

Well. As you’d presume at this juncture, I also host a little food blog (mostly a littering of semi-sarcastic humor, a dose of crazy delicious fare, and a connection point with some of the most fantastically beautiful and inspirational people I have ever met). You should check it out – It’s a pretty legit website… with words, pictures & everything. I make grub, then take photos of it, crack a brewski and devour it, and subsequently write about it… not a horrible gig. Plus, I like to eat. So, definitely a Win/Win.

For years now I’ve drank like water all I could consume in a never-ending informal education of the culinary arts. Along this journey, I’ve gone from young college grad, burning boiled water & losing myself in a simple PB&J recipe, to national grilling guru, international brand ambassador, national television cooking personality, published author, and (unbeknownst to the organization) the future marquee pitching prospect of Major League Baseball’s Detroit Tigers (we can all dream, right?).

Through this blog, I’ll share some of my very favorite recipes, demonstrating how to simply create phenomenal fare using elementary, assessable techniques, and fresh, local resources. Along the way I’ll offer a few tales of my journey in bachelorhood and culinary debauchery (the good, bad and ugly (we’ve all been there and everyone starts from scratch)) – Providing a bit of insight and smidgen of inspiration for that place where real rockstar fare is created – off-camera, over the flame, alongside family, friends and those you love the most.

  1. Audra Mulkern

  2. Bobbi Wegner

  3. José Ralat

  4. Philia Kelnhofer

  5. Mark Masker

  6. Michael Turback

  7. hot for food

  8. Elizabeth Sims

  9. Laura Bashar

  10. Matthew Prescott

  11. Mark Allison

  12. Karrie Truman

  13. Keith Pandolfi

  14. Todd Richards

  15. Sonya Sanford

  16. Shaye Elliott

  17. Michael Scelfo

  18. Michael Leviton

  19. Frank Carollo

  20. Amy Emberling

  21. Erika Council

  22. Leah Segedie

  23. Judy Allen

  24. Stephanie Weaver

    Stephanie Weaver

  25. Irena Chalmers

    Irena Chalmers

  26. Derek and Chad Sarno

    Derek and Chad Sarno

  27. Daniel Olivella

    Daniel Olivella

  28. Caroline Wright

    Caroline Wright

  29. Norman Van Aken

    Norman Van Aken

  30. Ford Fry

    Ford Fry

  31. Sherrie Castellano

    Sherrie Castellano

  32. Maura Kilpatrick

    Maura Kilpatrick

  33. William Woys Weaver

    William Woys Weaver

  34. Rick Woodford

    Rick Woodford

  35. Ronnie Woo

    Ronnie Woo

  36. Virginia Willis

  37. Anne Willan

    Anne Willan

  38. Craig Whitson

    Craig Whitson

  39. Dan Whalen

    Dan Whalen

  40. Jeffrey Weiss

    Jeff Weiss

  41. Katie Webster

    Katie Webster

  42. Sherri Brooks Vinton

    Sherri Brooks Vinton

  43. Andreas Viestad

    Andreas Viestad

  44. Barbara Unell

  45. Cherie Twohy

    Cherie Twohy

  46. Toni Tipton-Martin

    Toni Tipton-Martin

  47. Lauren Keiper Stein

    Lauren Keiper Stein

  48. Ana Sortun

    Ana Sortun

  49. Natalie Slater

  50. Paula Shoyer

    Paula Shoyer

  51. Mary Beth Shaddix

    Mary Beth Shaddix

  52. Andrew Schloss

    Andrew Schloss

  53. Miyoko Schinner

    Miyoko Schinner

  54. Jeanne Sauvage

    Jeanne Sauvage

  55. Amelia Saltsman

    Amelia Saltsman

  56. Yukari Sakamoto

    Yukari Sakamoto

  57. Matthew Rowley

    Matthew Rowley

  58. Betty Rosbottom

  59. Jennie Ripps & Maria Littlefield

  60. Lisa Boalt Richardson

  61. A.J. Rathbun

    A.J. Rathbun

  62. Anne Quatrano

    Anne Quatrano

  63. Susan Pridmore

    Susan Pridmore

  64. Kate Payne

  65. Neka Pasquale

    Neka Pasquale

  66. Kim O’Donnel

  67. Brittany Nickerson

    Brittany Nickerson

  68. June Naylor

  69. Kathy Moore & Roxanne Wyss

  70. Irv Miller

    Irv Miller

  71. Mary Helen McNally-Leonard

    Mary Helen McNally-Leonard

  72. Jennifer McGruther

    Jennifer McGruther

  73. Patricia Pinner McAdams

  74. Charles & Julie Mayfield

  75. Evan Mallett

    Evan Mallett

  76. Perre Coleman Magness

    Perre Coleman Magness

  77. Yvonne Maffei

    Yvonne Maffei

  78. Ronni Lundy

    Ronni Lundy

  79. Cindy Littlefield

    Cindy Littlefield

  80. Phoebe Lapine

    Phoebe Lapine

  81. Louis Lambert

  82. Allyson Kramer

    Allyson Kramer

  83. Steven Kolpan

    Steven Kolpan

  84. Jennifer Justus

    Jennifer Justus

  85. Raymond McCrea Jones

  86. David Joachim

    David Joachim

  87. Lisa Howard

    Lisa Howard

  88. beth hillson

    Beth Hillson

  89. Kathy Hester

    Kathy Hester

  90. Bob & Mary Lou Heiss

    Bob & Mary Lou Heiss

  91. Chris & Idie Hastings

  92. Julie Hasson

    Julie Hasson

  93. Kimberly Hasselbrink

  94. Will Harris

    Will Harris

  95. Sandra A. Gutierrez

  96. Craig "Meathead" Goldwyn

    Craig “Meathead” Goldwyn

  97. Linda Gassenheimer

    Linda Gassenheimer

  98. Amy Friedman

    Amy Friedman

  99. Lisa Fetterman

  100. Judith Fertig

    Judith Fertig

  101. Carol Fenster

    Carol Fenster

  102. Von Diaz

    Von Diaz

  103. Sandy D'Amato

    Sandy D’Amato

  104. Hannah Crum

    Hannah Crum & Alex LaGory

  105. Fran Costigan

  106. John Coletta

    John Coletta

  107. Kelley Cleary Coffeen

    Kelley Coffeen

  108. Katie Cavuto

    Katie Cavuto, RD

  109. Kristina Bucaram

    Kristina Bucaram

  110. Ashley Blom

  111. Stacie Billis

    Stacie Billis

  112. Maria Baez Kijac

    Maria Baez Kijac

  113. Nava Atlas

    Nava Atlas

  114. Elizabeth Andoh

    Elizabeth Andoh

  115. Toby Amidor

    Toby Amidor, RD

  116. Karen Adler

    Karen Adler

  117. Debbie Adler

  118. Kevin Gillespie


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