|Planet of origin||Probably Neptune|
|First appearance||"My Three Suns" (1ACV07)|
|Voiced by||John DiMaggio|
Elzar is a famous chef, owner of the restaurants Elzar's Fine Cuisine, Elzar at the Wong, and Cavern on the Green. He also hosts The Essence of Elzar, a television cooking show. He is also the reigning champion of the show Cooking Coliseum; Bender once defeated him, but declined the title of 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". Elzar practices the dark side of cooking, utilizing things like cilantro, mango salsa, raspberry vinaigrette, along with liberal use of his spice weasel.
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 doesn't run the cleanest restaurant in town and has a reputation for being rude to the customers. Bender briefly worked for Elzar, in order to pay for the meal Elzar served them to make up for accidentally blinding Leela (2ACV13).
- Elzar's character and show are a parody of the real-life chef Emeril Lagasse and his show, The 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.
- Leg of Salmon
- Unnameable Horror from Beyond, with Mango Chutney
- Down-home Neptune-style Gumbo
- Neptunian Slug Fricassee
- Bread á la Cockroach
- Jamaican Jerk Platter
- King Crab
- Steamed Carrots
- Crud Puffs
- Shlimp Cocktail
- Fish 'n' Chimps