Published on May 5th, 2022 | by Darren Paltrowitz0
Churchill Downs Executive Chef Kenneth Hardiman On This Year’s Kentucky Derby, Vidalia Onions, Woodford Reserve & More
As the 148th Kentucky Derby returns to the first Saturday in May this year — May 7, 2022, that is — Churchill Downs Executive Chef Kenneth Hardiman and his team plan to use 1,000 pounds of Vidalia onions this weekend, as included within multiple dishes included on the official menu for guests during both the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby events of 2022.
Chef Kenneth Hardiman has transformed more than half a dozen independent restaurants, from the Midwest to the West coast, into award-winning establishments. Most recently, he opened the brand-new Fiserv Forum Arena for the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks and has won several awards and competitions. Originally from Kansas City, Chef Kenneth has an identical twin brother and is said to enjoy drawing, reading, going to church, and spending time with his wife Lindsay and son Clayton.
On May 3, 2022, I had the pleasure of speaking with Chef Kenneth Hardiman via Zoom, as embedded below and inclusive of some cooking footage. More on Chef Hardiman, Churchill Downs, Woodford Reserve and/or Vidalia Onions can be found online by clicking here, here and here.
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