UPDATE 9/16: Wilson Bauer was located on Sept. 15, according to police. No additional information was available.
CHICAGO — Police are searching for award-winning Chicago chef Wilson Bauer, who has gone missing.
Bauer, 34, was last seen Thursday in the 800 block of North Hermitage Avenue in Ukrainian Village wearing a black T-shirt, jeans and “possibly greyish brown” boots, according to a Chicago Police community alert.
Police describe Bauer as 6-foot-1, weighing 210 pounds with a full beard and tattoos on both arms and on his calf. He is bald, wears black-rimmed glasses with taped corners, carries a black backpack and “frequents” the Pilsen neighborhood, according to the alert.
Bauer has held chef gigs at prominent restaurants Schwa, Longman & Eagle and Elizabeth. While at Schwa, Bauer won the Jean Banchet award for best chef de cuisine in 2017.
Earlier this year, Bauer launched his own underground supper club called Chicago, Washington. Prior to that, he was slated to become head chef at Bar Biscay but he was ultimately replaced by another chef before the restaurant opened, according to the Tribune.
Anyone with information about Bauer’s whereabouts is urged to call detectives at 312-747-8380.