The only Harley-Davidson Museum® restaurant, MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant offers guests riverfront dining and Midwest camaraderie with a dose of genuine Harley-Davidson® attitude.
MOTOR™ takes diners on a culinary road trip of great American food and drink from its location in downtown Milwaukee. Guests can enjoy burgers, BBQ, peach cobbler, seasonal favorites and a whole lot more.
Josh Peterson, Executive Chef at MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant, is a proud Milwaukee native. He grew up in the Milwaukee suburbs where he began his cooking career when he was just a teenager.
Chef Josh began his professional career with the Double Tree Hotel in Madison working in various roles including kitchen manager in which he was responsible for the management of the hotel restaurant and banquet operations.
In 2010, Chef Josh returned to his hometown to accept the position of kitchen manager for the Lowlands Restaurant Group’s flagship restaurant, Café Hollander.
While working as kitchen manager, the highest culinary rank within the Lowlands Restaurant Group, Chef Josh became a trusted member of the Lowlands team where he was asked to lead events among all their different properties. In 2013, Chef Josh sought to sharpen his culinary skills and pursued a position with Levy Restaurants to help him accomplish his goals.
He joined the team at the BMO Harris Bradley Center and its sister property, Turner Hall Restaurant. As a chef with Levy Restaurants, Chef Josh has had the opportunity to support grand scale event operations at the Kentucky Derby and Ravinia Music Festival. While working as a Levy team member, Chef Josh has strengthened his culinary skills while enhancing his internal desire to become a great leader in Milwaukee’s food scene.