A cut, a burn, a broken plate - what’s the worst mistake you’ve ever made in the kitchen? A dropped pancake? Burned chicken? How about forgetting to make a vital order? Over the past few years we’ve been asking some of the world’s best chefs to share with us a story about a time they really messed up in the kitchen, a mistake they made that will live with them forever.
It’s easy for us to forget that chefs, the ones who execute work every day that pursues perfection, make mistakes, but they do. In fact, speak with any of the world’s great chefs and they’ll tell you that the mistakes are more important than the successes.
The next chef to reveal their Chef Mistake is Grant Achatz from the Alinea restaurant in Chicago. Achatz is one of America’s best chefs and his story shows why, as he sets about recounting a day he made a big mistake working for Thomas Keller - the exact same day a big journalist was coming to the kitchen to write an article on the restaurant.