Terrible News for Grant Achatz

July 24 2007 - 9:22 AM

Quote from Grant Achatz on Egullet:

I wanted to personally report that I have been very recently diagnosed
with an advanced stage of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the mouth. I have
consulted several prominent physicians and will likely begin aggressive
treatment within the next few weeks. I remain, and will remain,
actively and optimistically engaged in operations at Alinea to the
largest extent possible. Alinea will continue to perform at the level
people have come to expect from us — I insist on that. I have received
amazing support from friends, family, and everyone who has thus far
been told of the disease, and I look forward to a full, cancer-free,

Grant Achatz just won the bouncy castle James Beard for Best Chef in the Great Lakes Region… His restaurant, Alinea, was Gourmet Magazine’s 2006 the top restaurant in the country. His style of food is non-traditional to say the least and while his dishes may be challenging in their preparation and presentation, his flavors make his dishes succeed. He is pictured in the Sous vide post below.

A speedy recovery.