Steve Ells


Birthday September 12, 1965

Birth Sign Virgo

Birthplace Indiana

Age 58 years old

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Entrepreneur best known as the founder, Chairman and CEO of Chipotle Mexican Grill, which he founded in 1993. In 2007, he was named the CEO of the Year by ColoradoBiz magazine.

Before Fame

He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from the University of Colorado at Boulder. In 1990, he graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.


In 2010, he appeared as a judge and investment panelist on the NBC reality series America's Next Great Restaurant.

Family Life

His father was a pharmaceutical executive.

Associated With

He appeared alongside celebrity chef Bobby Flay on America's Next Great Restaurant.