Chef Homaro Cantu, heralded as one of America’s most daring chefs, pushed the limits of known taste, texture and technique in a stunning, futuristic fashion. Homeless as a teenager, he credited his discovery of cooking with turning his life around. He grew up in Portland, Oregon and graduated from Le Cordon Bleu. He then worked his way up the ranks in nearly 50 kitchens on the West Coast before moving to Chicago to work at Charlie Trotter’s restaurant before leaving to open Moto. Cantu passed away suddenly in 2015.