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Jason Hayes

Benton Harbor, MI, United States

Executive Chef Manager at compass USA


I am currently the Executive Chef at Whirlpools North American Headquarters building in Benton Harbor Michigan. I was first trained in the US Army’s culinary program and then went on to do apprentiships at high end restaurants around the southwestern Michigan area. I have worked in small mom and pop shops and multimillion dollar catering companies. I have my own line of all natural seasoning salts that are super easy to use. My wife Melanie owns and operates the Lazy Ballerina Winery here is St. Joseph Michigan. I make some of the wines that she sells there. I also make beer in my spare time if you have any fermentation questions. I have done everything in the kitchen and still learning every day. If you have a question about cooking I am pretty sure I can answer it or get the answer for you. Never trust a skinny chef is my motto. If I am online please feel free to ask me a question or get some advise. I am very down to earth and easy to talk to. Thanks for your time and I hope to help you soon.


Benton Harbor, MI, United States