|Planet of origin||Probably Neptune|
|First appearance||"My Three Suns" (1ACV07)|
|Voiced by||John DiMaggio|
Elzar is a famous chef, the host of the cooking show The Essence of Elzar, [1ACV07] the owner of the restaurants Elzar's Fine Cuisine, [1ACV09] Elzar at the Wong, [ItWGY] and Cavern on the Green, [6ACV07] and the reigning champion of the cooking show Iron Cook. [3ACV22] He got his start when he was brought in to replace Helmut Spargle's less extreme show, Down-Home Country Cooking With Helmut Spargle. [3ACV22] Elzar practices the dark side of cooking, utilizing things like cilantro, mango salsa, raspberry vinaigrette, along with liberal use of his spice weasel. [3ACV22]
A Neptunian, Elzar lives in Little Neptune. He is cocky, arrogant, possessing a sharp tongue and a short temper. He is an excellent chef, though he has a reputation for being rude to the customers. Bender briefly worked for Elzar, in order to pay for the meal Elzar served the Planet Express crew to make up for accidentally blinding Leela. [2ACV13]
- Leg of Salmon
- Unnameable Horror from Beyond, with Mango Chutney
- Down-home Neptune-style Gumbo
- Neptunian Slug Fricassee
- Bread à la Cockroach
- Jamaican Jerk Platter
- King Crab
- Steamed Carrots
- Crud Puffs
- Shrimp Cocktail
- Fish 'n' Chimps
- Cream of Nothing
- Human Broth
- Elzar's character and show are a parody of the real-life chef Emeril Lagasse and his show, Essence of Emeril.
- He is a reference to Gormaanda from The Star Wars Holiday Special.
- Bender is a huge fan of Elzar's, often adopting a sycophantic attitude around him.
Elzar: I knocked it up a notch. Bam!
Elzar: If you promise to stop interrupting, alright. Against my will, I'm gonna knock it up another notch.
Elzar: Hey, look at this crowd. You guys gotta try the pasta. It's got a real nice profit margin. Bam!
Elzar: Hey, there! How are you folks doing tonight?
Bender: Great. What are the specials?
Elzar: We've got a wonderful grizzly bear that's been dipped in cornmeal and lightly tormented. Questions?
Amy: What was the bear's name?
Amy: Ooh, I'll have him.