Chef Bios: Art Smith

Chicago's chef to the stars

Culinary Style: Southern Cuisine
Restaurants: Table 52, Art and Soul, LYFE Kitchen
Born: March 1, 1960
Signature Dish: Fried Chicken
Education: Florida State University School of Business, Walt Disney Magic Kingdom College
Awards: 2001 Gourmand World Cookbook Award for “Best Family and Children’s Cookbook”, 2002 James Beard Foundation Award for “Best Cookbook”, 2007 James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year Award
Notable Mentions: 2007 Chicago Magazine “Chicagoan of the Year”

Smith was formerly Oprah Winfrey's personal chef and he is the founder of a non-profit charity for children called Common Threads