- Celebrity Chef
- Table Fifty-Two/Art and Soul/LYFE Kitchen/Southern Art & Bourbon Bar
- Chicago, IL/Washington, D.C./Palo Alto, CA/Atlanta, GA
Art is a chef, author, humanitarian and TV personality specializing in Southern cuisine. He has worked for former Florida Governors Bob Graham and Jeb Bush, and until 2007 was personal chef to Oprah Winfrey. The approach to his restaurant, LYFE Kitchen, showcases his socially responsible outlook on food. The menu champions taste, yet no dish contains more than 600 calories. Each item on the menu features responsibly sourced ingredients from local farms, sustainable whenever possible. In 2003, Art founded Common Threads, which teaches children about diversity and tolerance through the world's great cultures. For his leadership, Chicago magazine honored Art as a Chicagoan of the Year, and the prestigious James Beard Foundation named him Humanitarian of the Year.