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Duration Place City Position
2010 - Present
The Aviary Chicago Executive Chef & Partner
2010 - Present Next Restaurant Chicago Executive Chef & Partner
2005 - Present Alinea Chicago Executive Chef
2001 - 2004 Trio Evanston Executive Chef
1997 - 2001 French Laundry Yountville Sous Chef
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Last updated: 2011-02-16

  • In 2007 Chef Achatz announced he was diagnosed with Stage IV squamous-cell carcinoma of the tongue. Radiation treatment saved both his tongue and his life; the cancer has been in remission since December 2007.



  • Life On The Line, Gotham (ISBN 978-1592406012, 2011, Hardcover, 400 pages)
  • Alinea, Ten Speed Press (ISBN 9781580089289, 2008, Hardcover, 416 pages)

Born in the United States | Born in 1974

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