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Chicago Chef Curtis Duffy Gets His Own Documentary, For Grace

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It chronicles the build-out of Duffy's acclaimed restaurant Grace.

Chicago chef Curtis DuffyEater's 2013 Chef of the Year, will be the subject of an upcoming full-length documentary that chronicles the opening of his restaurant Grace. Chicago Tribune writer Kevin Pang and filmmaker Mark Helenowski are the team behind For Grace, which shows the ambitious concept emerge from the ground-up (the restaurant, which opened in late 2012, now has two Michelin stars and recently enjoyed a rave from Eater critic Bill Addison).

The trailer, now live on the film's official website, shows off some of Grace's beautiful dishes while hinting at the sacrifices Duffy made on his way to achieving his goals. "You set out as a young cook to be one of the greatest in the country," Duffy says. "The sacrifice you put in, I don't even think you can comprehend it: family, children, friends. When do you say, enough is enough? It's the lifestyle of the chef." For Grace will premiere at Chicago's Portage Theater on October 26; it's described as the only planned 2014 showing of the film.


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