Introducing your Yummy Experts!


We LOVE what we do – and what we do is to help create your journey to be successful in the wonderful world of hospitality! Our passion is to see you grow, learn and embrace through one of our international programs - an adventure that will change your life!  
We are always here to help and are excited to get you started, so drop us a message! Let the ever so lovely Yummy Jobs team take YOU on an adventure!  #MYYUMMYSTORY
Jason Smith

Founder & CEO

Jason is the CEO and founder of Yummy Jobs. Having completed a Management Training Program at The Walt Disney World Resort several years ago, he is a hospitality expert. Jason is also a co-founder of the FLIGHT Hospitality Group

Hobbies - Vinyasa Hot Yoga, Cycling, Disney Marathon Training

Interests - Meeting new people - creating life changing opportunities

Top tip for Applicants - Always push outside your comfort zone - you'll never look back!

Alexis Smith

Managing Director

Alexis handles Marketing, Client/Candidate Relations and all the rest! She has had her own experiences of a J1 Program in the USA in her 20’s and 2 internships in Italy. She is driven by the Cultural Exchange elements which really help candidates develop the social skills that will kick start their careers and the rest of their lives!

Hobbies - Chocolate, Being on the beach, Yoga

Top tip for Applicants - Be professional. Gain relevant work experience. Sell yourself. Think positive!

Mark Lees

International Recruitment Manager | J1 Compliance Specialist

Mark joined the team in 2017 having previously completed five separate USA work programs; including the Disney Cultural Representative Program and the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort Program. He currently manages our range of Professional Intern & Trainee programs within the USA. 

Hobbies - Playing Football & Visiting Theme Parks

Interests - Football, Tennis, Xbox & Braveheart

Top tip for Applicants - Be Beyonce, always.

Lucy-Ann Huskisson

International Account Coordinator

Having completed the Disney Cultural Representative Program in 2013 - 2014, as well as two previous J1 programs in the USA, Lucy-Ann helps run the J1 Intern and Trainee programs along with the Disney Academic Exchange Program.

Hobbies - Writing, Photography, Reading and Travelling

Interests - Musicals, Escape Rooms, Shakespeare and Disney

Top tip for Applicants - Make sure you read all the program eligibility requirements before applying; if you are not sure about anything, ask!

Sally Barlow

International Recruiter

After participating in her Disney Cultural Representative Program (Historical Research Center) in 2017-2019, and two previous Disney Cultural Exchange Programs, Sally now looks after the recruitment for the Disney International Programs. 

Hobbies - Travelling, movies, reading, Dapper Day, visiting Disney parks, and excessively quoting movies and vines.

Interests - Disney, musicals, history, historical/crime documentaries, Captain America and hummus.

Top tip for Applicants - Believe in yourself - you are stronger and more capable than you think!

Nickie Gordon

Swiss Education Group Academic Advisor

Nickie is the lead UK Academic Advisor for the Swiss Education Group, a Swiss Alliance of Hospitality Management Schools. SEG looks after 5 hospitality schools over 7 beautiful campuses, with a student body made up of 111 nationalities and 6,500 students.

Hobbies - Discovering new music, Collecting Coca Cola memorabilia

Interests - Anything to do with music, travel but most importantly my family

Top tip for Applicants - Undecided about your study options? – Call for a chat, meet for more info and most definitely come and visit Switzerland! : )

Michele Harris

Background Check Coordinator

The legendary Michele has been with the Yummy Team since 2006! She takes care of all the processing for DBS background checks for all Yummy participants and our partners.

Hobbies - Entertaining, Healthy Eating, Cooking

Interests - Soap Operas (Emmerdale a fav!), Shopping, Spending time with family

Top tip for Applicants - Make sure you read the instructions properly when completing your DBS form!

Jaye Kirby

Accounts and Finance

Jaye manages all the payments and accounts for Yummy participants.

Hobbies - Fitness, Entertaining, Chilling on holiday

Interests - Theatre, Travelling to different places, Eating out, Spending time with my family