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Steven Jayson

In February of 2011 a call was put out to the culinary community in Central Florida about a worthwhile initiative from Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign called, “Chefs Move to Schools.” When the Executive Chef and Vice President of Universal Orlando Resort, Steve Jayson, heard the call he answered with a resounding, “What can we do?” Steve Jayson and several of the other chefs at the resort partnered with local schools in Central Florida, the tenth largest school district in the nation, to create more nutritionally balanced food options for school-age children to enjoy in their cafeterias. Steve Jayson began his culinary career in high school and has been the Executive Chef at Universal Orlando for more than 21 years. Steve has worked hard to promote the prestige and positive public image of the foodservice industry. As a member and past president of the American Culinary Federation (ACF), Jayson has won several awards and helped gain national recognition for the foodservice industry. Steve Jayson is dedicated to displaying culinary integrity and character at its highest level. He works hard to motivate himself and others to continue to learn and to meet the challenges of new industry ideas and trends, to appreciate, honor and respect the past and the industry’s founders and to continue to project the culinary profession as one of the most respected and leading occupations in America. Steve is married to his wife Anna and together they have a 13 year old son, Christopher.