Grant Achatz Wiki, Married, Wife, Divorce, Girlfriend, Net Worth and Cancer

Date: 05 Apr, 2018

Grant Achatz Wiki, Married, Wife, Divorce, Girlfriend, Net Worth and Cancer

Quick Information

Date of Birth 1974-04-25
Nationality American
Profession Chef
Marital Status Single
Wife/Spouse Angela Snell (m. 2006–2006)
Divorced/Engaged Yes (Once)
Girlfriend/Dating Briseis Guthrie
Gay/Lesbain No
Ethnicity White
Net Worth Not Disclosed
Social Media Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Children/Kids Kaden and Keller (Sons)
Height N/A
Parents Grant Achatz Sr. (Father)

Grant Achatz, one of the most renowned chefs in America, is one of the leaders in molecular gastronomy or progressive cuisine. His passion and dedication as a prominent cook, despite being diagnosed with cancer, had earned him lots of reputation and fame from where he had developed himself to be one of the prominent chefs all across the world.

Bio and Career

Grant Achatz was born on April 25, 1974, in Michigan, USA.  His bio suggests, he is 43 years old. He grew up in eastern Michigan and worked in his family restaurant.

Grant is one of the prominent chefs in the United States and is renowned for his award-winning three-star restaurant in Chicago called, Alinea. He served in many restaurants before coming to fame. He also had published numerous books some of them being, Aliena Recipe book and the biographical book Life, On The Line.

According to his wiki, Grant graduated from Culinary Institute Of America in 1994. He then served at Charlie Trotter’s Chicago Restaurant. In 1996, he worked under Thomas Keller at French Laundry and after Thomas four years guidance; he took a small detour to Spain.

In 2001, near Chicago at Trio restaurant, he took a duty over the kitchen. Grant recognized as Best New Chef by Food and Wine magazine in 2002. He was also awarded as Rising Star Chef by James Beard Foundation (JBF) in 2003.

In 2005, Grant and Nick Kokonas launched their restaurant Alinea, and in 2007, it was recognized as one of the best restaurants by JBF.

Grant Achatz Personal Life

Grant, who was raised in New York decided to move to Chicago. At that time, he was dating with Angella Snell. The couple moved to Chicago, and in 2001, they gave birth to their son Kaden.

Later, he and his girlfriend, Angella welcomed their second son, Keller. He married Angella, but Grant didn’t live for them; he lived to cook. He was a chef who was addicted to cooking. In 2007, Grant suffered from tongue cancer and was diagnosed with stage IV nonmetastatic tongue cancer.

He went to Chicago hospital, but his doctor suggests him to cut his tongue. They further told him if he did not treat it immediately, he could die. Grant was horrified and flew to New York. He got his treatment from top cancer hospital Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of America. After Grant’s chemotherapy and his therapy of cancer, he recovered from his illness.

After he returned to Chicago, he and his wife Angella love-relation did not last long. The couple divorced and decided to follow their paths. The famous chef is now in a relationship with Briseis Guthrie.  They were publicly seen on 6 May 2013, during James Beard Awards in Avery- Fish Hall New York.

Grant Achatz and his girlfriend Briseis Guthrie in James Beard Awards in Avery-Fish Hall New York on 6 May 2013 (Photo Credit: Flickr)

On January 2014, in an interview with, Grant said he cooks at his home, for his two sons and his girlfriend, Briseis. The couple had also posted their photo on 25 July 2017, on Instagram.

His famous restaurant, Alinea being in Chicago has recently opened its new branch in New York City. This three-star restaurant probably had earned him millions of net worth.