Art Smith Instagram Art Smith is the executive chef and co-owner of Table fifty-two, Art and Soul, Southern Art and Bourbon Bar, and LYFE Kitchen restaurants. 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-to-day chef to Oprah Winfrey, a position that lasted 10 years. Smith now coordinates and cooks for special events all around the world. Most recently Smith has made several television appearances including on ABC's Lady Gaga Thanksgiving Special, Top Chef, and Top Chef Masters, where he quickly became an audience favorite. Experience Art Smith won the James Beard Award for Humanitarian of the Year in 2007 and the JBF book award for Back to the Table in 2002. About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.