‘For Grace’ Film

For Grace is a documentary by Kevin Pang that follows Chicago-based master chef Curtis Duffy in his relentless pursuit of excellence — whatever the cost to his personal life. This is one film that doesn’t sugarcoat the sorts of sacrifices it takes to achieve greatness. On one hand, the guy is truly an inspiration, but it’s also painful to watch how his laser-like focus takes a real toll on his family.

Here’s the description from the film’s official site :

Curtis Duffy, one of the country’s most renowned chefs, is building his dream restaurant at the worst time of his personal life. Already the recipient of two coveted stars from the Michelin Guide, Duffy has ambitions for his Chicago restaurant Grace to become the best in the country. But his laser focus at his cooking career cost Duffy his marriage and two young daughters.

[…] The film follows the building of Grace from concrete box to its opening night, showing as few films have before the exacting standards required in luxury dining. It’s a story about food, family, balance and sacrifice. It also revisits Duffy’s turbulent childhood: How a middle school home economics teacher recognized cooking talent in a troubled teenager, how an unimaginable tragedy made Duffy seek refuge in the kitchen, and how cooking ultimately exacted a price.

Here’s the trailer:

This is one of the best food documentaries I’ve seen in a long time. You can purchase the film for $10 on iTunes or $10 on Amazon.