He was a star chef with a young family but, one night in 2012, he disappeared without a trace for two weeks. Now he’s back with a hot new restaurant and a cautionary tale.
Jonathan Gushue was the chef at Langdon Hall in Cambridge Ontario, named one of the 100 best restaurants in the world. Before that, he was one of the youngest chefs in North America to earn the coveted five-diamond rating at Truffles in Toronto. Today Gushue is co-owner of The Berlin, a new treasure in Kitchener. That’s where we met to discuss his struggle with addiction and his ongoing path of discovery.