CHEF GRANT MACPHERSON
“I believe truly great cooking to be a noble art. It’s an expression of generosity engaging all five senses to elicit a response, generally underpinned by pleasure”
Chef Grant’s stellar career has spanned five continents, four decades, and some of the world’s most celebrated dining and hospitality destinations. He has cooked adventurous five-star food, developed menus, designed and run kitchens, and built top-notch teams at iconic places including Raffles Hotel in Singapore, Bellagio Las Vegas, Wynn Las Vegas, Wynn Macau, Wynn Palace, Regent Hotels in Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore, several Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton Big Island, Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados, and the historic Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas. Chef Grant is currently working on The Ned, London. Located in the City of London, this joint venture from Mr. Ron Burkle and Mr. Nick Jones of Soho house fame, boasts 9 Restaurants and 252 keys.
This native Scotsman’s robust embrace of global wanderlust and contrasting cultures is exceeded only by his passion for food and all things culinary. With these come his deep love of the camaraderie of the kitchen, the restaurant, the venue, the life, which has earned him consummate respect for his people and executive skills as well as his mastery as a chef.
MacPherson relishes sharing tales of his colorful experiences, extraordinary mentors, and storied accomplishments so far most recently with Word Of Mouth, a coffee-table volume brimming with mouth-watering photos, recipes, and memoir but is always one to look to the challenges ahead. Now based in Las Vegas, MacPherson keeps up a busy calendar of international festivals and events, and guides his company Scotch Myst, a food and beverage consultancy specializing in designing and executing custom solutions for boutique hotel and restaurant properties worldwide.
MacPherson is currently a Culinary Advisor and board member with an exciting new brewery based in Atlanta called New Realm opening in the fall. Grant has represented the American Pistachio Growers for 3 years and recently collaborated with Apple Corp, on the late Steve Jobs’ vision for a new campus dining facility in Cupertino, which is now complete.