17 December 2008

Love Your Veggies Mom? Chef Art Smith Wants to Know!

Art Smith is a twice named James Beard Award winner, Executive Chef, co-owner of Table Fifty-Two restaurant based in Chicago, Ill. - an establishment dedicated to serving and highlighting seasonal organic, farm raised produce. His latest restaurant endeavor , opened in October 2008, hails from Washington D.C, Art and Soul, which lends a southern twist from his roots:

Art and Soul offers guests a chic setting in which to meet and connect, while enjoying “food for the soul” – food made with love and special attention. With celebrated two-time James Beard-Award winning Chef Art Smith as chef/owner and Culinary Institute of America-trained local Ryan Morgan as executive chef, this 221-seat dining destination serves up fresh and modern regional cuisine with southern accents.

Named for its nationally renowned chef and the genuine welcoming feeling guests experience when they walk through the doors, the cuisine will be presented with southern-style hospitality. - Art & Soul website

Chef Smith truly encompasses what most people
envision as a successful chef, with hosts of celebrity
clients, including Oprah, who he served as personal
chef 10 years, and still heads her special events;
Smith also served as a former special events chef
for Martha Stewart Living. Television appear-
ances on popular shows like Iron Chef America,
The Today Show and Oprah.

Among his literary accomplishments - Chef
Smith is contributing editor to O, The Oprah
Magazine, And author of three award-winning
cookbooks: Back to the Table; Kitchen Life Real
Food For Real Families ; and Back to the Family .

Art Smith is a true philanthropist, spreading the
wealth of not only funds to disadvantaged children,
but knowledge about food and helping them find
the joy within their selves and those around them.
His labor of love Common Threads started in
2003 and continues to touch children in Chicago.
In the spirit of his philanthropy, Chef Smith has partnered
with the makers of Hidden Valley® Salad Dressings to find
moms who are true vegetable advocates through the Love
Your Veggies™ Search for Veggie Champions Contest. For 10 lucky moms whose essays are selected, Chef Smith will lead a two-day all expense paid retreat ,aimed at learning and sharing tips and tools on planting, harvesting, cooking and eating vegetables with children. These moms will also receive $5,000 to start or maintain a community vegetable garden in their hometown. Follow this link for complete prize winnings : whole prize package.

What an awesome way to spend 2 days - a retreat with a celebrity chef who wants to share his passion for organic produce and encouraging children to enjoy them too! This is a great opportunity for your community - $5,000 in seed money to create a sustainable source of food for your neighbors, what a great way to offset the rising food costs and strengthen the bond you share with both people & the garden.

When you visit http://www.loveyourveggies.com, not only can you enter the contest for a chance to win by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time January 15, 2009, but you can also check out kid tested recipes from Chef Smith, and activities to do with children.



3:26 PM, December 18, 2008 Reply  

Sounds nice.

4:17 PM, December 18, 2008 Reply  

darnit, i wish i had done better in english and could have a chance at winning...

3:53 PM, December 20, 2008 Reply  

My son would love the dishes featured in the recipes section of Love your veggies website. He likes eating vegetables, even more than he does meat. Chef Art Smith's advocacy towards good health through eating vegetables is really good, and his philantrophic acts are really admirable.

6:57 AM, December 21, 2008 Reply  

I love to see people that really put some soul into whatever they are doing. Nice job, Chef Smith! :)

9:56 AM, December 22, 2008 Reply  

Parabéns pelo lindo blog, vou visitar sempre.

10:55 AM, December 22, 2008 Reply  

@Eli -- Obrigado pelas amáveis palavras comment.I e agradecemos a sua visita!

- Amber

1:46 AM, December 23, 2008 Reply  

Hi, my name is David and I grew up in the Mexican food business. My family owned a Mexican restaurant where I was the cook for 10 years. I loved every minute of it. Seriously, I get great satisfaction serving people great food.

10:31 PM, December 24, 2008 Reply  

Opa!!! Essa e boa, $5,000 :)

6:37 AM, December 26, 2008 Reply  

Grat blog. Keep good work

4:25 AM, December 30, 2008 Reply  

Your blog is amazing, you are one of very few bloggers that has put effort into your work, Great vegan read ! i've bookmarked your blog Thanks !

12:42 PM, July 22, 2009 Reply  

Nice! we want more tips! keep on like this, it´s a great blog.

2:10 PM, February 04, 2010 Reply  

After the clever title, I had to read the article. Chef Smith sounds like a really good guy. Quite a lot of accomplishments, and humble too. Very cool.

1:40 PM, March 13, 2010 Reply  

Chef Smith is doing a great job by helping children around Chicago and I am really amazed after reading his accomplishments. Too bad I am already very late for the competition.

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