Chicago chef Homaro Cantu found dead

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

CHICAGO (AP) — Chef Homaro Cantu has been found dead in Chicago.

The 38-year-old Cantu was known for blending science and fine dining at his Michelin starred restaurant Moto in the city's West Loop.

Authorities say Cantu's body was found Tuesday in a building where he had planned to open a brewery.

The Cook County medical examiner's office confirmed the death but did not release a cause. Authorities did not say his death was suspicious.

Cantu headed Moto, which focused on molecular gastronomy cuisine. Customers dined on edible menus, carbonated fruit and a fish preparation that cooked in a tabletop polymer box, among other foods.

Before opening Moto, Cantu spent four years as a chef at Charlie Trotter's Chicago restaurant. Trotter died in 2013.