Jason D. Hall, CMC
Jason Hall earned an associate degree from Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts, Pittsburgh, in 1995. His career has taken him throughout the United States cooking in a variety of high end private country clubs and restaurants, from Ohio to California, The Carolinas and Florida.
Currently Jason is the Vice President of Research and Culinary Development for the Crown Steam Group & Firex of the Middleby Corporation.
Hall holds more than 25 ACF and international competition medals. He has been recognized for his work with the Northeast Florida Culinary Apprenticeship Committee. Chef Hall has done charitable work with, Habitat for Humanity, James F. Holland Foundation, Rally for a Cure-Susan G. Komen Foundation, Flagler County Education Foundation, and Feed Flagler.
In August of 2012 Hall successfully passed the Certified Master Chef Exam (CMC®) at the Culinary Institute of America, in Hyde Park, becoming the 77th chef to pass the test.
In 2013 Jason was selected to be a member of the exclusive ACF Culinary Team USA 2016 that represented the United States in international cooking competitions across the globe. In November of 2015 Team USA won third place overall at the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg with double gold medals and attaining the highest score out of all nations in the cold food category. In October 2016 the team again dominated the cold food/culinary art category as world champions placing first in the world out of 42 countries and placing 4th overall at IKA (The culinary olympics) in Erfurt Germany.
Currently Jason is Chairman of the Advisory Council of AMCO (American Master Chefs Order) where he developed a webinar called the “CMC-Pre Plan” for chefs preparing for the exam. This now lives as a podcast that MC Ford co-hosted on the AMCO website resources area.