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Jason Gorman, the chef most Milwaukeeans know from his time at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino's Dream Dance Steak and the Iron Horse Hotel, is returning to Milwaukee to take over as executive chef at the Milwaukee Art Museum.
The announcement about his return was made to Art Museum employees, and Gorman will start in the new position in the coming weeks, according to Milwaukee Art Museum spokesperson Vicki Scharfberg.
In 2012, Gorman joined Kenosha native Tony Mantuano as executive chef at the Art Institute of Chicago, and moved back to Kenosha in 2014 to take over as head chef for the newly remodeled Mangia Wine Bar, another of Mantuano's projects.
Gorman will replace former executive chef, Micah Kaufmann, who left the museum in September to pursue the development of an eco-resort and pop-up project at the Red Hill Nature Resort in India.
Watch OnMilwaukee for additional details as they develop.
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