Kelly Hays - Food Education

Kelly Hays

Food Education

Kelly Hays came to Thaden from her hometown of Van Buren, Arkansas, where she taught food and nutrition at the local high school. Kelly holds a bachelor’s degree in Cross-Cultural Communications from Southwestern University. Kelly has been in the classroom for over a decade as an educator. She has studied culinary education at the Culinary Institute of America and Brightwater. She was awarded 2019 National Restaurant Association Arkansas Educator of the Year.