Mr. Hayes has been endorsed by Marquis Who’s Who as a leader in the culinary arts industry
WILMINGTON, DE, June 22, 2017— Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name William J. Hayes Jr. a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, Mr. Hayes celebrates many years’ experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Mr. Hayes is proud to announce the latest location of the Delaware Provision Company which opened at 35581 Atlantic Avenue, Millville, Delaware 19967, and provides locals with their famous Polish sausages at catering and food truck services. Originally a family-run wholesale distribution business, the company has grown to become one of Delaware’s most asked for caterers for baptisms, communions, bridal parties, weddings, holidays, baby showers, corporate events, and especially for catering luncheons after funeral services. Mr. Hayes attributes his 16 years of culinary success to his education and the support he receives from his family.
A Wilmington native, Mr. Hayes grew up around his aunt and uncle, Kathleen and Sam Lavery, who started Delaware Provision Company in 1970 as a distributor of deli meats, cheeses, spices, and dry goods. In 1980, they bought Barczewski’s Meat Market in Wilmington, well known for their delicious, homemade Polish sausages. Mr. Hayes joined the company in 1999 as a chef and caterer. Back then, the catering business was only a small part of the company, but Mr. Hayes saw great potential in it. He attended Delaware Tech to receive an associate degree, magna cum laude, in restaurant and institution management in 2004, and followed it with a degree in food service management and culinary arts in 2008. Mr. Hayes was named twice to the Delaware Tech Dean’s List, and twice to the Delaware Tech President’s List.
By 2011, Mr. Hayes had become owner and operations manager of Delaware Provision Company, and he set to expanding his vision with a larger catering business and a food truck operation to keep up with current trends. From day to day, he oversaw everything from production to sanitation and from distribution to logistics. Mr. Hayes was honored to cater the 50th reunion of the staff of St. Francis Hospital, and often made contributions to local charities and other fundraising events. As a result of his community efforts, his food truck business is now contracted to cater weekly lunch events for Amtrak and the Delaware National Guard.
The Delaware Provision Company has been featured in 2008 with “Delaware Provision Hits its ‘Crazy’ Time,” and in 2007 with “Sausages are a Link to the Past: Meat Merchants Have the Polish Touch if Not the Polish Heritage” from The News Journal of Delaware. It has become well known for utilizing farmers markets, social networking and business relationships. Mr. Hayes continues to give back to his community, and volunteers with the St. Elizabeth’s Roman Catholic Parish. He is a member of the First State Chefs Association and the American Culinary Federation.
By the end of November, Delaware Provision South L.L.C. will open at 35581 Atlantic Ave, Millville, Delaware. Mr. Hayes will be there engaging in the most gratifying aspect of his career, experimenting in his kitchen and creating new menu ideas. In five years, he intends to expand his business by adding a second downstate location and continuing to grow his company. To find a Delaware Provision Company food truck near you, or to engage the company’s services, please visit http://www.delawareprovisioncoinc.com or the company’s Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/delawareprovision. When not hard at work in his kitchen, Mr. Hayes enjoys travel.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who’s Who community, Mr. Hayes has been featured on the Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievers website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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Delaware Provision South LLC
35581 Atlantic Avenue
Millville, DE 19967
p: (302) 829-1510
f: (302) 829-1509
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Tuesday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Closed: Sunday and Monday
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