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Biography

Chef Art Smith is 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.

Art Smith has received two James Beard Foundation awards, the culinary profession’s highest honor. He is the author of several cookbooks including “Back to the Table: The Reunion of Food and Family.” In 2003... READ MORE

Chef Art Smith is 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.

Art Smith has received two James Beard Foundation awards, the culinary profession’s highest honor. He is the author of several cookbooks including “Back to the Table: The Reunion of Food and Family.” In 2003 he founded Common Threads, a non-profit helping low-income children cook wholesome and affordable meals.
In 2008 Art Smith received an Honorary MBA Degree from the Dedman School of Hospitality at Florida State University. In 2012 he received an Honorary Doctorate of Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University, North Miami Campus.

In 2015 Smith launched Reunion, Florida Garden and Kitchen School, in Madison FL at the historic Wardlaw-Smith House near his childhood home in Jasper, FL.
Smith lives in Chicago and Florida with his husband Jesus Salgueiro, their four children Zumy, Zuky, Brando and Angel, and numerous dogs, cats, chickens, fish and a turtles.

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