Vale, Chef Homaro Cantu

The very talented, spirited and adventurous Chicago-based chef Homaro Cantu—founder of Michelin-starred Moto—has sadly died; found inside a building where he was planning to open a new restaurant. Cantu was known for blending exceptionally fine food with science in experimental and delightful ways—even offering up everything from carbonated fruit to edible menus. His passion for finding ways to hopefully end world hunger was inspired by his family’s homelessness, and he said, “I was just taught very early that if I didn’t solve problems, I was headed for a very dark path.” A great loss.