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Maxcel Hardy

Chef Maxcel Hardy is in a league of his own. With 12 years of culinary experience under his belt and countless celebrity clients; he is well on his way to establishing his own culinary empire. Chef Max was the full-time personal chef for NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire. During Chef Max Hardy’s tenure with Amar’e Stoudemire, he co-authored a cookbook with Stoudemire released June 2014 called Cooking with Amar’e – 100 Easy Recipes for Pros and Rookies in the Kitchen. Outside the kitchen, Chef Max created Chef Max Designs, a chef apparel line that gives a modern style to classic chef look. Chef Max is also a philanthropist and founder of the One Chef Can 86 Hunger organization. One Chef Can 86 Hunger’s mission works toward raising awareness and fighting the hunger epidemic in America.