Art SmithExecutive Chef Chef Smith was Oprah Winfrey's personal chef for 10 years, and a celebrity chef on Bravo's Top Chef Masters. Recently, he won accolades for losing 100 pounds through a balanced diet and exercise. His restaurant, Table Fifty-Two was voted one of Chicago's Top Ten, and his non-profit Common Threads teaches nutrition and world culture to children in low-income areas.
Fatima Ali is the sous - or assistant - chef at the famous Café Centro in Midtown Manhattan. She is also one of the very few Pakistani women to graduate from America’s top culinary institute, the Culinary Institute of Arts. But what makes Ali even rarer, according to a VOA survey, is that she may be the only non-American female chef in any of 70 top New York restaurants.
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