USA’s motto has always been “Characters Welcome” in reference to the original and rerun scripted shows that it runs. But now the network has branched out with the USA Character Approved Awards, highlighting real people in a variety of industries – fashion, theatre, art, food, design – who are bringing effective change to the world through their passions.
Crushable had the chance to speak with one of the honorees: Grant Achatz, the chef at Alinea and the winner of the 2008 James Beard Award, famous for his progressive work in molecular gastronomy. Alinea has received countless accolades for its innovative 12- or 24-course tasting menus. Achatz is also a cancer survivor, overcoming tongue cancer in 2007. More