Steve McDonagh

by Tony Wittkowski

Whirlpool Corp. is no stranger to bringing guest chefs to its Southwest Michigan campuses.

But with June being National Pride Month, the Benton Harbor-based appliance maker convinced The Hearty Boys for a couple days this week.

Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh – who are known for their moniker as The Hearty Boys – are trend-setting Chicago caterers and original winners of “Food Network Star.”

It was their first time cooking at Whirlpool’s campuses in Benton Harbor, which included a stop at Lakeview Campus on Wednesday and Riverview Campus on Thursday.

“Whirlpool asked us to come in to take care of the employees and give them something interesting to do during lunch,” McDonagh said. “They’ve got such a great setup here. It’s easy to bring in guest chefs.”

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