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.
In 2017 Chef Grant laid the ground work for the launching of two landmark projects, The Ned Hotel in London, and New Realm Brewery in Atanta. The Ned opening was an incredible success with the Hotel winning numerous awards including being named the UK’s best hotel by the Sunday Times, Europe Hotel of the Year by the Ahead awards as well as Best Event space, Best restaurant, and Best spa. New Realm Brewery on the Belt Line in Atlanta, Georgia has opened to much fanfare in January of 2018. New Realm is being called a game changer for Georgia, it’s the largest single brewery opening in state history. The flagship property boasts a beer garden, Restaurant, Growler bar, Roof top terrace, all for which the culinary program was painstakingly crafted by Chef grant over the last 18 months.
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.
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.