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There's a new face among the management team at Stand Eat Drink Hospitality. (PHOTO: SED)

Stand Eat Drink brings on former Hinterland chef Matt Kerley

There's a new culinary direction at venues like MOVIDA, Yokohama, Jake's Delicatessen and Hotel Madrid's Bodegon and Vermuteria 600.

Stand Eat Drink Hospitality Group announced today that it has brought former Blue Jacket and Hinterland Executive Chef Matt Kerley into the fold. Kerley, whose background includes experience at numerous notable venues in Milwaukee, as well as Australia and San Francisco, joins an already strong team of chefs with whom he'll collaborate to build on the group's early successes and take them into the future.

In his new role, Kerley will oversee culinary operations across all of the hospitality group's venues. Initial goals will include a look at the offerings at the group's newest venue Yokohama, which opened this May. It's expected that a new menu for the restaurant will be rolled out by the end of November.

In the weeks following, Kerley will plan the one-year anniversary dinner for Hotel Madrid, which is slated to take place the first week of December.

"We're very happy to have Matt on board," noted partner Andrei Mikhail in a press release. "He's an incredible chef with a great vision of where we can go as a group and some amazing things we can do together here in Milwaukee, so be ready MKE."

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