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Chef Max Delivers Flavor with New Signature Spice Blends Collections

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Celebrity Chef and Detroit native Maxcel Hardy, professionally known as Chef Max, is continuing to expand his culinary brand with the launch of his new spice line, “Chef Max Signature Spices.” Chef Max combines his culinary knowledge of spices with his desire to create a complete all-in-one blend of spices curated with the inspiring home chef in mind.

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Coop Chef Max Hardy Touches Down in the North End With New Restaurant and Cigar Lounge

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Chef Max Hardy has already made a significant mark on Detroit dining since returning to the city in 2016, opening multiple restaurants including Coop, Jed’s Pizza, and the shuttered River Bistro and he doesn’t seem to be letting the pandemic slow him down.

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— Marisa Kalil-Barrino

2021 Restaurateur of The Year: Chef Maxcel Hardy is a Hometown Hero

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Last March, Detroit-area restaurants went dark. Quite literally, any local eatery that couldn’t quickly muster up takeout and delivery services, turned out the lights and closed its doors while the powers that be determined best practices for operating a hospitality business during a global health crisis.

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— Lyndsay Green

Role model Maxcel Hardy serves up lessons to ease hunger

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Detroit — When chef Maxcel Hardy returned to his hometown after cooking in high-profile positions in Miami and New York, the Detroit native could have opened a splashy new restaurant in any hip neighborhood. Instead, he returned to his roots on the city's west side to open River Bistro, a small restaurant that serves expertly crafted comfort foods.

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— Melody Baetens

10 Detroit Chefs to Follow on Instagram

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Detroit has a growing culinary scene that is earning the city and its chefs national recognition. If you are looking for the best places to go and eat or maybe you just like to scroll ‘the gram and salivate over a great plate presentation.

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Detroit's chef Max Hardy, Kellogg's band together to bring MorningStar Farms to restaurants

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In an effort to bring more plant-based dining options to Detroit, Kellogg’s Away From Home announced Tuesday that it will be partnering with award-winning chef Max Hardy to offer three new plant-based menu items at his Detroit restaurants.

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Caribbean fusion spot and a pizza joint now have meat alternatives on the menu

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Max Hardy, an award-winning chef, teamed up with a Kellogg’s division to incorporate plant-based products into several menu items. Kellogg's Away From Home focuses on working with its brands and food service operators.

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The Best Grill Brushes, According to Chefs

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Maxcel Hardy, chef and owner of COOP and Jeds in Detroit, and chef Brandon Rice, owner of Ernest in San Francisco, weighed in on the factors that differentiate grill brushes. Combining their input and our expertise, we selected the Grill Art Grill Brush and Scraper as the Best Overall grill brush. Read on to learn why and to find the grill brush that works best for you.

— Greg Baker

The Best Gas Grills Under $500, According to Chefs

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Maxcel Hardy, owner of COOP and Jeds in Detroit, and chef Brandon Rice, owner of Ernest in San Francisco, to share their insights and expertise on which qualities to look for in a good gas grill. Considering factors like size, cooking capacity, number of burners, and BTUs (a unit that measures heat output), we dubbed the Weber Spirit II E-210 the Best Overall. Read on to learn why, and review our picks across several categories for the best gas grills under $500.

— Greg Baker