Humans of Chestnut: Elijah Sams (March 2024)

Meet Elijah Sams, Chestnut’s Humans of the Month.

Meet Elijah. Elijah is working hard behind the scenes to ensure your food is cooked to perfection. We had the opportunity to ask Elijah some questions and get to know him a little better. Read on to learn more about what Elijah does for fun, his long term hopes and dream, and more.

How long have you worked at chestnut and what’s your position?

I’ve worked here one year and I’m a grill cook.

Where are you from?

I was born and raised in Asheville.

What’s your sign?

I’m a Cancer.

Are you a dog or cat person?

Dog person.

What do you like to do for fun?


What’s something on your bucket list?

I’d like to move to Jamaica and live off the land. 

What’s your favorite dish here?

Specifically the Valentine’s Day market catch set.

What’s your favorite kind of music?

Steel Pulse.

What’s a fun fact about you?

I’m a graphic novelist.

Do you have any long term hopes and dreams?

To own my own farm.

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Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 575-2667

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