Art Smith

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

Art Smith Biography

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.

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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

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Art Smith is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Art Smith for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. 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 Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. 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

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