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Gala Chef Q & A: JBF Award Winner Grant Achatz

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

May 06, 2013



JBF Award Winner Grant Achatz, The Aviary, Chicago

What’s your go-to guilty-pleasure food?


What’s your favorite movie, and why

Big Fish. It's a fairy tale and a life lesson.

Describe the last great meal you ate.

The French Laundry—need I say more?

What’s your favorite movie snack?

Cheese-flavored Pirate's Booty.

What’s your earliest food memory?

Making cherry Jell-O.

What do you eat for breakfast?


What’s your favorite healthy food?

Juices from Peeled, a local juice company.

What was your first job in the culinary world?

At my parents’ restaurant.

What movie are you ashamed to admit you love?

The Goonies.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Work hard.