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Art Smith        

Celebrity Chef, Author & Humanitarian; Served as the Personal Chef of Oprah Winfrey

Chef Art Smith is the executive chef and co-owner of Blue Door Kitchen & Garden in Chicago, Southern Art & Bourbon Bar in Atlanta, Art & Soul in Washington DC, Art Bird & Whiskey Bar at Grand Central Terminal in New York City, and Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' Florida Kitchen & Southern Shine Bar at Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Smith has received two James Beard Foundation awards, the culinary profession's highest honor, and has cooked for some of the world's most famous celebrities. In 1997, Smith became the personal, day-to-day chef to Oprah Winfrey, a position that lasted ten years. Smith now coordinates and cooks for special events all around the world. He is frequent guest on the Food Network, the Cooking Channel, and Bravo.

Smith is the author of "Back to the Table; Kitchen Life: Real Food for Real Families"; "Back to the Family"; and "Art Smith’s Healthy Comfort," with a focus on healthy cooking and healthy living.

Chef Smith is the founder of Common Threads, a non-profit organization teaching low-income children to cook wholesome and affordable meals since 2003. He believes that through hands-on cooking and introducing children to fresh foods we can help prevent childhood obesity, reverse the trend of poor eating habits, and learn about diversity and tolerance through the celebration of our cultural differences and our commonalities.

In 2015 Smith launched a non-profit organization, Reunion, Florida Garden and Kitchen School, in Madison FL at the historic Wardlaw-Smith House near his childhood home in Jasper, FL. At Reunion students of all ages receive free classes on Southern cooking traditions, horticulture, and weather forecasting via Weather Stem systems.

In 2008, Chef Smith received an Honorary MBA Degree, awarded by the Dedman School of Hospitality at Florida State University. May 19, 2012 Chef Smith received an Honorary Doctorate of Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University, North Miami Campus.

Smith lives in Chicago and Jasper with his husband renowned artist Jesus Salgueiro, their four children Zumy, Zuky, Brando and Angel, and numerous dogs, cats, chickens, fish and a turtles.

News


Chef Art Smith: Healthy Eating, Weight Loss And When You Can Eat ...

Art Smith, the cookbook author and former personal chef to Oprah Winfrey, Jeb Bush and others, is out with a new book -- but this time he's talking healthy eats.

World Chefs: Art Smith shares weight-loss tips in latest book - Yahoo ...

From Yahoo News: By Richard Leong NEW YORK (Reuters) - Celebrity chef Art Smith, who shed 100 pounds (45 kg) after being diagnosed with diabetes three ...

Chef Art Smith Talks Gay Marriage, Husband Jesus Salgueiro On ...

Chef Art Smith, who has served the likes of President Barack Obama, Jeb Bush, Lady Gaga and Oprah Winfrey, recently stopped by Huff Post Live to discuss his ...

Jameson: Celebrity chef Art Smith on what every kitchen should have

Celebrity Chef Art Smith, Oprah's personal chef for 10 years, came home to Florida to open his newest restaurant, Homecoming – Florida Kitchen & Southern  ...

First Look: Chef Art Smith's Homecoming Florida Kitchen & Southern ...

After 5 years in the making, Chef Art Smith¿s Homecoming Florida Kitchen & Southern Shine is on the last legs of preparations.

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