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Grant Achatz

What Does It Take to Be the World's Best Young Chef?

Ali Rosen | Posted 06.27.2016 | Taste
Ali Rosen

This weekend chefs from 20 countries gathered in Milan for the final S. Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 competition. And with an international panel of esteemed judges like Jordi Roca, Massimo Bottura, Gaston Acurio and Grant Achatz the desire to showcase talent was high.

Grant Achatz: The Search for the Impossible

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 04.22.2015 | Taste
Elysabeth Alfano

Chef Grant Achatz continually draws international attention to the Chicago culinary scene.

History up Close: Team USA at The Bocuse d'Or

Regina Varolli | Posted 04.26.2015 | Taste
Regina Varolli

With only 5 hours and 35 minutes on the clock, Tessier and Stover took to the kitchen for the performance of a lifetime.

How The International Chefs Congress Saved My Life

Regina Varolli | Posted 02.12.2015 | Taste
Regina Varolli

Yet this year on opening day, rather than being one of the first through the doors, I sat home on my couch, feeling anything but inspired. Then my phone chimed the sound of a text coming through, a friend who always flies in for StarChefs.

Newsflash: You Can Use Your Slow Cooker As A Steamer

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 11.12.2014 | Taste

Turns out your slow cooker can cook pretty quickly.


Tasting Table | Posted 12.13.2014 | Taste
Tasting Table

Some of the country's best chefs still love it, use it--and bring it with them wherever they go.

How to Measure the Restaurant Greats (Don't Get Your Hopes Up: It's Nearly Impossible!)

David Rosengarten | Posted 08.11.2014 | Taste
David Rosengarten

The incredibly clever foraging basket at Chicago's Alinea The immortal Ferran Adrià, of El Bulli in Rosas, Spain Whenever foodies start waxing ul...

The Ultimate Freezer: A Look At The Anti-Griddle

Ali Rosen | Posted 06.30.2014 | Taste
Ali Rosen

We all know you can freeze juice or fruit -- but what about alcohol?

Joe Satran

The Slightly Scary Trick To Making The Best Steak Ever | Joe Satran | Posted 01.28.2014 | Taste

It's all about the heat.

The Restaurant Dilemma: Kids or No Kids?

Jamie Schler | Posted 03.23.2014 | Taste
Jamie Schler

Believing, as does Chef Achatz, that children should experience fine dining and dining out in general, we made it a habit to bring our sons with us, whether pizzeria, diner or restaurant, and have been since they were born.

Acclaimed Chef Speaks Out About Banning Babies

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

What started as merely a frustrated tweet from a world-renowned Chicago chef on Saturday has since grown into the basis for a national debate on wheth...

Acclaimed Chef Considers Baby Ban Over Crying 8-Month-Old

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

Some Chicago diners' decision to bring their 8-month-old along to one of the nation's most acclaimed restaurants is currently at the center of an upro...

LOOK: Next's Steak Menu Has Arrived!

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

The latest menu at Grant Achatz's Next have arrived and, as is customary for the popular Chicago restaurant, the new offerings have a sleek artsy trai...


Ali Rosen | Posted 11.19.2013 | Taste
Ali Rosen

Since opening in 2011, Chicago's NEXT restaurant has changed its entire concept nine times. It's a formula that seems to be working.

WATCH: Next Restaurant Introduces Vegan Menu With Cheeky Video

Posted 05.10.2013 | Chicago

Before Next restaurant launches a new menu, which happens every four months, a video usually previews the offerings to come. The last edition, The Hun...

WATCH: Beautiful, Dramatic Depiction Of Alinea Menu Has Us Captivated

Posted 04.03.2013 | Chicago

Grant Achatz and team have been producing some pretty great videos for their restaurants Alinea and Next recently. We thought that the preview for Nex...

Bocuse d'Or USA Look Back

Richard Rosendale | Posted 04.22.2013 | Taste
Richard Rosendale

This past year training and representing my country as the Bocuse d'Or candidate has been one of the most exciting of my life. It fostered an enormous sense of pride and community at The Greenbrier, allowed me to grow as a person and a chef.

Which Chicago Celebrichef Has The Top Smile?

Posted 02.05.2013 | Chicago

Chicago is home to some of the nation's most acclaimed and well-known chefs -- but who among them holds bragging rights for the finest set of pearly w...

WATCH: Grant Achatz's Best Video Yet?

Posted 01.17.2013 | Home

Next Restaurant has gone through a lot of menu permutations -- from Paris, 1906 to Kyoto. Chef Grant Achatz and his team usually celebrate new menu la...

Next Restaurant Unveils Their 2013 Menus

Posted 11.29.2012 | Chicago

Next Restaurant on Wednesday pulled back the curtain on their menus for the upcoming year. The Chicago Tribune's Kevin Pang reports that Grant Acha...

WATCH: Next Debuts 'Kyoto' Menu After 3-Part Teaser Film

Posted 09.18.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's high-profile, heavily experimental restaurant Next has been touring the world one cuisine at a time through its rotating menus focused on Th...

2 Acclaimed Restaurants To Switch Places

Posted 08.28.2012 | Home

Daniel Humm, the chef at Eleven Madison Park (and The NoMad) in New York, and Grant Achatz, the chef of Alinea (and Next) in Chicago are both known fo...

The Magic of Shabbat Dinner

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 09.12.2012 | Home
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Friday nights can become more than the end of the week. They can be transformed into evenings dedicated to bringing people together, sharing meals and gratitudes, creating memories and community, savoring every bite, every minute together, around the table.

Kellogg's In Hot Water Over Allegedly Fake Recipes

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 05.20.2012 | Home

If you were confused today when recipes supposedly by Grant Achatz appeared on Kellogg's-owned website, you weren't the only one. N...

WATCH: Restaurant Dish Features 86 Different Components

Posted 05.11.2012 | Home

Grant Achatz's Next Restaurant might have been getting a lot of the attention recently, but there's no reason to forget about Alinea (actually, we dou...