Grant Achatz is the chef and co-owner of Alinea, NEXT, Roister, The Aviary and The Office in Chicago, IL and in NYC.
Since 2007, Restaurant Magazine has recognized Alinea on their World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, twice being named the Best Restaurant in North America and last year ranking number 15 in the world. In 2013 Restaurant Magazine bestowed the coveted Chef’s Choice Award on Achatz. In spring of 2011, Chef Achatz was named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people. The James Beard Foundation awarded him Outstanding Chef of the Year 2008 and Gourmet Magazine named his restaurant the Best Restaurant in America in 2006. Since 2011, Alinea has been awarded 3 stars in the Michelin guide. Elite Traveler Magazine has named Alinea “The Elite 100 Restaurants” top restaurant since 2012.