Chicago chef Grant Achatz of Alinea, 1723 N. Halsted, got some great news from his doctors a few days ago.
Last year, Achatz was diagnosed with oral cancer. Doctors wanted to remove most of his tongue, most likely resulting in him losing his sense of taste and possibly his ability to talk and swallow. Not so good for anyone, especially a chef.
Achatz rejected the treatment plan and eventually found a doctor at the University of Chicago Medical Center who believed his cancer could be treated with chemotherapy and radiation.
After 18 weeks of chemo, six weeks of radiation and the removal of lymph nodes in the back of his neck, Achitz’s cancer is in remission.
Congratulations Grant! The Angry Waiter wishes you the best of health.
Read the full story in the Chicago Tribune.