Renowned Ontario chef reported missing, last seen on New Year's Eve

The Canadian Press

CAMBRIDGE, Ont. - The search is on for a renowned Ontario chef whom police say has been missing for a week.

Waterloo Regional Police say Jonathan Gushue — who heads the kitchen at Langdon Hall, a luxury hotel in Cambridge, Ont. — was last seen in downtown Toronto on New Year's Eve.

They say the 41-year-old's relatives are concerned because they haven't heard from him since that day.

Before taking his current job, Gushue worked at several high-profile hotel restaurants, including the now-closed Truffles restaurant at the Four Seasons in Toronto.

A biography on the Langdon Hall website says the award-winning chef was born in St. John's, N.L., but moved away at age 19.

Police describe him as white, about five feet 10 inches tall and 180 pounds, with short dark hair and blue eyes.

They say he may go by the name Jonathan Herder, which is his middle name.