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Grant Achatz

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Award-Winning Chef, Restaurateur & Cancer Survivor

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Grant Achatz Biography

Chef Grant Achatz is one of the most awarded and recognized chefs in the world. Known for his innovative, emotional, and modernist style of cuisine he has been named Best Chef in the United States by the James Beard Foundation, honored by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, and has given talks and lectures on gastronomy and design at conferences and universities around the world.

Achatz began working in restaurants as soon as he could walk. His parents owned a diner in Michigan and he spent his childhood years working alongside his family.

After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America at 21 Achatz spent a short time at Charlie Trotters before finding his mentor in chef Thomas Keller at the French Laundry. Achatz worked for a total of 5 years at the French Laundry eventually rising to chef de cuisine. He also spent a year working at La Jota vineyards during his time in California.

A short stage at elBulli in Roses, Spain was exceptionally influential and led Achatz to seek out his first executive chef position at Trio in Evanston, IL. It was there that his creativity and desire to innovate flourished. Achatz was named Rising Star Chef by the James Beard Foundation and recognized in Food & Wine Magazine as one of the nation’s Best New Chefs.

In 2004 Achatz began building his dream restaurant, Alinea. Partnering with restaurant neophyte Nick Kokonas they sought to redefine fine dining in America, questioning not only culinary concepts but also the guest experience, tableware design, and restaurant bookings.

Alinea has been named the Best Restaurant in the World by Elite Traveler magazine, three times been awarded the title of Best Restaurant in the United States by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and Gourmet Magazine, and has appeared in hundreds of publications around the world. The venerable Michelin Guide awarded Alinea their highest rating, 3-stars, a ranking held by only 14 restaurants in the United States. Alinea has won James Beard Awards for Best Service in the United States and holds 5 Mobil Stars.

In 2011 Achatz followed Alinea with Next restaurant and the uber-modern bar, The Aviary. Next was honored with Best New Restaurant in America by James Beard, and the following year the foundation named The Aviary as Outstanding Bar Program in America. Recently, Achatz and Nick opened Roister, which means “boisterous” in old English. The restaurant features a lively environment, open kitchen and a la carte menu.

Achatz lives in Chicago and has two sons. He devotes his free time to work, even when he enjoys traveling and seeing new parts of the world.

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Life, on the Line: A Chef's Story of Chasing Greatness, Facing Death, and Redefining the Way We Eat

Life, on the Line: A Chef's Story of Chasing Greatness, Facing Death, and Redefining the Way We Eat

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Life, on the Line Publisher: Gotham

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Grant Achatz

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Award-Winning Chef, Restaurateur & Cancer Survivor

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Grant Achatz Biography

Chef Grant Achatz is one of the most awarded and recognized chefs in the world. Known for his innovative, emotional, and modernist style of cuisine he has been named Best Chef in the United States by the James Beard Foundation, honored by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, and has given talks and lectures on gastronomy and design at conferences and universities around the world.

Achatz began working in restaurants as soon as he could walk. His parents owned a diner in Michigan and he spent his childhood years working alongside his family.

After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America at 21 Achatz spent a short time at Charlie Trotters before finding his mentor in chef Thomas Keller at the French Laundry. Achatz worked for a total of 5 years at the French Laundry eventually rising to chef de cuisine. He also spent a year working at La Jota vineyards during his time in California.

A short stage at elBulli in Roses, Spain was exceptionally influential and led Achatz to seek out his first executive chef position at Trio in Evanston, IL. It was there that his creativity and desire to innovate flourished. Achatz was named Rising Star Chef by the James Beard Foundation and recognized in Food & Wine Magazine as one of the nation’s Best New Chefs.

In 2004 Achatz began building his dream restaurant, Alinea. Partnering with restaurant neophyte Nick Kokonas they sought to redefine fine dining in America, questioning not only culinary concepts but also the guest experience, tableware design, and restaurant bookings.

Alinea has been named the Best Restaurant in the World by Elite Traveler magazine, three times been awarded the title of Best Restaurant in the United States by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and Gourmet Magazine, and has appeared in hundreds of publications around the world. The venerable Michelin Guide awarded Alinea their highest rating, 3-stars, a ranking held by only 14 restaurants in the United States. Alinea has won James Beard Awards for Best Service in the United States and holds 5 Mobil Stars.

In 2011 Achatz followed Alinea with Next restaurant and the uber-modern bar, The Aviary. Next was honored with Best New Restaurant in America by James Beard, and the following year the foundation named The Aviary as Outstanding Bar Program in America. Recently, Achatz and Nick opened Roister, which means “boisterous” in old English. The restaurant features a lively environment, open kitchen and a la carte menu.

Achatz lives in Chicago and has two sons. He devotes his free time to work, even when he enjoys traveling and seeing new parts of the world.

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  • How to book Grant Achatz?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Grant Achatz for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Grant Achatz, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Grant Achatz or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Grant Achatz?

    Booking fees for Grant Achatz, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Grant Achatz, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Grant Achatz?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Grant Achatz for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Grant Achatz for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Grant Achatz or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Grant Achatz or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Grant Achatz is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Grant Achatz for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Grant Achatz generally travels from Chicago, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Art Smith, Stephanie Izard, Rick Bayless, Ted Allen and Vivian Howard. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Grant Achatz for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • Can you plate like Chef Grant Achatz? | Fine Dining Lovers
    Grant Achatz Showing Why Take-Out Food Will Never Be The Same ...
  • Made In Presents | 3-Star Chef Grant Achatz Teaches The Perfect ...
    Grant Achatz: Together We Answer Cancer
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