The accolades keep rolling in for Chicago chef Grant Achatz.
Time's description, written by award-winning chef Thomas Keller, calls Achatz, 36, a "culinary innovator," and lauds him for his "singular purpose" in establishing Alinea and Next.
- "Grant exemplifies the modern chef — and nothing, not even tongue cancer, has impeded his vision and desire. While his culinary achievements have been many, knowing Grant, I expect his best is yet to come."
Others named in Time's list include Oprah Winfrey, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Vice President Joe Biden, whose forward was written by Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel.