Coop and River Bistro Executive Chef Maxcel Hardy Is Carving Out Time to Train the Next Generation of Chefs

As a private chef for NBA All-Star player, Amar’e Stoudemire, Chef Max Hardy traveled the world, worked in Miami and New York and landed back in the Motor City ready to teach all that he has learned

Ann Delisi and Chef Max Hardy talk about his family’s history of cooking in Detroit, the demands of being a personal chef and what it’s going to take for Detroit to continue to grow as a food destination. 


  • Ann Delisi
    Ann Delisi hosts Essential Music, the Essential Conversations podcast series and the Essential Cooking broadcast and podcast. Born and raised in the Motor City, Ann is a broadcaster, interviewer, producer, music host, storyteller and proud Detroiter.