Milwaukee, WI


Chef Matt Kerley started cooking in high school and fell in love with the excitement and creativity that comes along with the restaurant business. After a few years of fine dining in the Carolinas, he moved to San Francisco to further himself in technique and philosophy of food. He thinks that having a positive attitude along with confidence and hard work has paid off.
Matt Kerley, whose background includes experience at numerous notable venues in Milwaukee, as well as Australia and San Francisco, became an executive chef at Stand Eat Drink Hospitality group in November 2017.
In his role, Kerley oversees 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.