By Press Release Submitted to Published Mar 21, 2018 at 10:44 AM

Kenneth Hardiman has been named Senior Executive Chef of the upcoming world-class Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center, which is scheduled to open this fall.

As Senior Executive Chef at world-class food and beverage provider Levy, Hardiman will build the arena’s culinary program, which will incorporate signature offerings of delicious local dining establishments and vendors into the new arena and be available for all guests.

"I love being part of Milwaukee’s dynamic culinary scene, so I’m excited to join Levy and the Bucks in the new arena. We are striving to create an incomparable culinary experience for fans," said Chef Hardiman. "In addition to signature dishes, we’ll be partnering with some of Milwaukee’s quintessential restaurants to bring their specialties into the venue, too."

Previously the executive chef of Milwaukee’s award-winning restaurant Mason Street Grill, Chef Hardiman brings more than 10 years of experience as Executive Chef at prestigious establishments across the country to the arena. Hardiman will lead the Levy culinary team and oversee the unprecedented menus for the arena’s concessions, suites and club areas.

"Chef Hardiman has been at the forefront of creating one of the city’s best dining experiences at Mason Street Grill and he’s the ideal choice to create a delicious culinary environment for the new arena," Bucks President Peter Feigin said. "We are also thrilled to work with Levy, which continues to deliver incredible culinary experiences to sports and entertainment venues across the U.S. and the U.K. Our guests are going to enjoy an innovative food experience like never before."

"The heart and soul of Milwaukee’s vibrant downtown area will now be powered by the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Complex, and Levy is proud to fuel the city's culinary evolution on behalf of the Milwaukee Bucks," said Andy Lansing, President and CEO of Levy. "This city has such a rich heritage and strong culinary roots that mirror our own company history and Chef Kenneth’s background. The fans will be the beneficiaries of this truly Milwaukee-centric approach."