Art Smith

Art Smith

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

Art Smith Biography

He is the executive chef and co-owner of BlueDoor Kitchen and Garden, Southern Art and Bourbon Bar, Homecomin’: Florida Kitchen and Southern Shine at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, and his newest restaurant, Art Bird & Whiskey Bar at Grand Central Terminal in New York City.

Art Smith has received the culinary profession’s highest awards and has cooked for some of the world’s most famous celebrities. In 1997, Smith became the personal, day-today chef to Oprah Winfrey, a position that lasted ten years. Smith now coordinates and cooks for special events all around the world.

Most recently Smith has made several television appearances including ABC’s Lady Gaga Thanksgiving Special, Top Chef a nd returned to Top Chef Masters (for the second time), where he quickly became an audience favorite. Smith was also featured in an episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition where he lent a hand to a deserving family that has devoted their lives to providing meals for the less fortunate members of their community.

Smith has made regular television appearances on programs such as Iron Chef America, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Nightline, Fox News, Extra, Entertainment Tonight, BBQ Pitmasters, The Talk, The Dr. Oz Show and The Oprah Winfrey Show. He has appeared on the cover of Parade magazine, and has been featured in Cooking Light magazine. He is a regular contributor to Standup magazine, whose proceeds benefit The Ben Cohen Standup Foundation, which raises awareness of the long-term, damaging effects of bullying.

Smith is the author of three award-winning cookbooks: Back to the Table; Kitchen Life: Real Food for Real Families; and Back to the Family. He contributed recipes and cooking advice to The Spectrum, the newest book by ground-breaking cardiologist and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Dean Ornish. In May of 2013 his latest cookbook was released, Art Smith’s Healthy Comfort, with a focus on healthy cooking and healthy living, (published by Harper One 2013).

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.

Smith was honored by Chicago Magazine as a Chicagoan of the Year in 2007. That same year, the prestigious James Beard Foundation named him Humanitarian of the Year. In 2008 Chef Art Smith received an Honorary MBA Degree, awarded by the Dedman School of Hospitality at Florida State University.

Smith was inducted into the Chicago Culinary Museums Hall of Fame in 2010. September 30th, 2010 was proclaimed by Richard M. Daley, Mayor of The City of Chicago as Chef Art Smith Day in Chicago. May 19, 2012 Chef Art Smith received an Honorary Doctorate of Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University, North Miami Campus. In 2018, Smith was the first ever recipient for the Dream Maker Humanitarian award by the Ed Asner Family Center Foundation.

Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Art Smith and other top speakers and celebrities.

Art Smith Videos

Celebrity Chef Art Smith Talks About his New Restaurant
Oprah and Chef Art Smith Invent a Grilled Tomato and Bell Pepper Soup
Food: the polite protest | Art Smith | TEDxRiga

How to book Art Smith?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Art Smith for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Art Smith, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Art Smith or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Art Smith?

Booking fees for Art Smith, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Art Smith, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Art Smith?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Art Smith for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Art Smith for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Art Smith or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Art Smith or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Art Smith is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Celebrity Chef, Fitness and Food & Beverage. The estimated speaking fee range to book Art Smith for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Art Smith generally travels from Jacksonville, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Darren McGrady, Richard Blais and Aarti Sequeira. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Art Smith for an upcoming event.

Art Smith Videos

Celebrity Chef Art Smith Talks About his New Restaurant
Oprah and Chef Art Smith Invent a Grilled Tomato and Bell Pepper Soup
Food: the polite protest | Art Smith | TEDxRiga

Art Smith Reviews

  • Chef Art was fantastic, the attendees and client were thrilled with his demo. Though he had some tech difficulties, but was very accommodating and understanding with the extra time needed to get him set-up. AAE was fabulous. They were so communicative and helpful with all of our requests, we couldn't have asked for better partners in this event!
    INVNT o/b/o Merck & Co. - May 25 2021

  • Great experience from start to finish, and Art's personal knowledge of issues associated with domestic violence made a huge difference. Plus he got us Las Vegas Lady Gaga tickets to auction off!
    Safe Place of the Permian Basin - Aug 29 2018

Art Smith News

How to book Art Smith?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Art Smith for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Art Smith, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Art Smith or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Art Smith?

Booking fees for Art Smith, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Art Smith, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Art Smith?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Art Smith for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Art Smith for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Art Smith or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Art Smith or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Art Smith is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Celebrity Chef, Fitness and Food & Beverage. The estimated speaking fee range to book Art Smith for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Art Smith generally travels from Jacksonville, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Darren McGrady, Richard Blais and Aarti Sequeira. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Art Smith for an upcoming event.

BOOKING INFORMATION REQUEST
ART SMITH

We are happy to assist you with your interest in booking a speaker or celebrity for your event, your organization, and the type of talent you would like to secure, and an agent will be in touch shortly.

Fill out the form below to or call us at 1-800-698-2536 if need immediate assistance.

Tell us about your event!

We respond to most inquiries within 4 hours. Under special circumstances, it may take up to 24 hours.


This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.