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Art Smith

5 out of 5

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

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 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's Healthy Comfort: How America's Favorite Celebrity Chef Got it Together, Lost Weight, and Reclaimed His Health!

Art Smith's Healthy Comfort: How America's Favorite Celebrity Chef Got it Together, Lost Weight, and Reclaimed His Health!

Back to the Family: Food Tastes Better Shared With Ones You Love

Back to the Family: Food Tastes Better Shared With Ones You Love

Kitchen Life: Real Food For Real Families -- Even Yours!

Kitchen Life: Real Food For Real Families -- Even Yours!

Back to the Table: The Reunion of Food and Family

Back to the Table: The Reunion of Food and Family

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Art Smith

5 out of 5

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

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Jacksonville, FL, USA
Speaking Fee:
Live Event: $10,000 - $20,000  
Virtual Event: $10,000 - $20,000

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.

Art Smith Videos

  • Celebrity Chef Art Smith Talks About his New Restaurant
    Chef Art Smith talks about his new restaurant Homecoming Florida Kitchen & Southern Shine at Disney Springs.
  • Oprah and Chef Art Smith Invent a Grilled Tomato and Bell Pepper Soup
    Chef Art Smith teaches 'Oprah Show' viewers how to make a creamy grilled tomato and bell pepper soup.

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  • How to book Art Smith?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Art Smith for both live and virtual events 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 for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. 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 between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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 . The estimated speaking fee range to book Art Smith for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. 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 Richard Blais, Cat Cora, Kristen Kish, Stephanie Izard and Rick Bayless. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Art Smith for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Art Smith Speaker Videos

  • Celebrity Chef Art Smith Talks About his New Restaurant
    Chef Art Smith talks about his new restaurant Homecoming Florida Kitchen & Southern Shine at Disney Springs.
    Oprah and Chef Art Smith Invent a Grilled Tomato and Bell Pepper Soup
    Chef Art Smith teaches 'Oprah Show' viewers how to make a creamy grilled tomato and bell pepper soup.

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