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Get Well Soon, chefg (Grant Achatz)


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[Moderator's Note: Earlier today, chefg, Chef Grant Achatz, wrote the post below in the Alinea topic (click here for that post). We've created this topic in member news to enable our members to share their wishes for a strong and speedy recovery. -- CA]

I wanted to personally report that I have been very recently diagnosed with an advanced stage of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the mouth.  I have consulted several prominent physicians and will likely begin aggressive treatment within the next few weeks.  I remain, and will remain, actively and optimistically engaged in operations at Alinea to the largest extent possible.  Alinea will continue to perform at the level people have come to expect from us -- I insist on that.  I have received amazing support from friends, family, and everyone who has thus far been told of the disease, and I look forward to a full, cancer-free, recovery.

ChefG,

I'm so sorry to hear of your diagnosis, but am happy to hear that you remain positive and upbeat. Thank you very much for sharing this bit of personal news with the boards. I wish you the best in your treatment.

u.e.

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I wanted to personally report that I have been very recently diagnosed with an advanced stage of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the mouth.  I have consulted several prominent physicians and will likely begin aggressive treatment within the next few weeks.  I remain, and will remain, actively and optimistically engaged in operations at Alinea to the largest extent possible.  Alinea will continue to perform at the level people have come to expect from us -- I insist on that.  I have received amazing support from friends, family, and everyone who has thus far been told of the disease, and I look forward to a full, cancer-free, recovery.

Chefg, although our meeting in your kitchen was fleeting to say the least, rest assured that you will be in our thoughts. Myself and Hazel wish you all the best for a full and speedy recovery.

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I wanted to personally report that I have been very recently diagnosed with an advanced stage of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the mouth.  I have consulted several prominent physicians and will likely begin aggressive treatment within the next few weeks.  I remain, and will remain, actively and optimistically engaged in operations at Alinea to the largest extent possible.  Alinea will continue to perform at the level people have come to expect from us -- I insist on that.  I have received amazing support from friends, family, and everyone who has thus far been told of the disease, and I look forward to a full, cancer-free, recovery.

This is certainly a shock, but I have no doubt that you will do just fine and beat the problem and I have no doubt that the restaurant will continue to function as it always has when you need to be absent. My heart and thoughts are with you.

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I wanted to personally report that I have been very recently diagnosed with an advanced stage of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the mouth.  I have consulted several prominent physicians and will likely begin aggressive treatment within the next few weeks.  I remain, and will remain, actively and optimistically engaged in operations at Alinea to the largest extent possible.  Alinea will continue to perform at the level people have come to expect from us -- I insist on that.  I have received amazing support from friends, family, and everyone who has thus far been told of the disease, and I look forward to a full, cancer-free, recovery.

While we have never met nor have I had the pleasure of eating in your restaurant I have been delighted and facinated by your creations that have been detailed on this site. I just wanted to wish you my best and for a speedy recovery.

I have recently just recovered from an operation to remove some Squamous Cell Carcinoma (in March) and am very familiar with the procedures, etc. If you have any questions or would like to discuss my experience with the operation I had, recovery, etc. please don't hesitate to PM me. I would also be glad to provide you with my email address for direct communication as well.

Best,

-Scott

"A man's got to believe in something...I believe I'll have another drink." -W.C. Fields

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I wanted to personally report that I have been very recently diagnosed with an advanced stage of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the mouth.  I have consulted several prominent physicians and will likely begin aggressive treatment within the next few weeks.  I remain, and will remain, actively and optimistically engaged in operations at Alinea to the largest extent possible.  Alinea will continue to perform at the level people have come to expect from us -- I insist on that.  I have received amazing support from friends, family, and everyone who has thus far been told of the disease, and I look forward to a full, cancer-free, recovery.

I am very sorry to hear this. I wish you the best in your recovery.

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My very kindest thoughts are with you and yours, ChefG. As opportunity allows, please keep in touch with us all and let us know if, and how, we can help.

Me, I vote for the joyride every time.

-- 2/19/2004

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All good thoughts and wishes for a fast and full recovery, ChefG. If you should need it, I can help with information on cancer patient resources in Chicago, as well as medline research.

Best to you and yours.

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Aloha chefG: I'll remember you in my prayers and am sure that you are surrounded by friends and family who will give you the strength and support you need at this time.

Keep positive and stay strong. Mekealoha Pumehana and God bless you.

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Ervin D. Williams 9/1/1921 - 6/8/2004

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Grant,

Although we have met in passing and at your restaurant, I wanted to express my support. Things will work out. I have one of your externs on my staff and I hope to one day gain the respect he has for you. If you ever need any coverage at your restaurant in a hurry myself and your extern James Fuchs would be there.

Keep your head up.

Jon Dubrick

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Chef - my very best wishes to you and yours. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. You are a man of great talent and perseverance. I have no doubt you will beat this with your usual aplomb. You are surrounded not only by family and friends that are near, but by many of us from afar that wish you a speedy recovery.

Katie M. Loeb
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Author: Shake, Stir, Pour:Fresh Homegrown Cocktails

Cheers!
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