The Owner and Executive Chef of Smith's Gourmet Creations, Chef Antoine Smith always had the passion to cook. I guess you can call it hereditary. He started his culinary career by catering his mother’s surprise 50th birthday celebration back in 2006. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Livingstone College, his business side kicked in which led him to landing small catering jobs in his hometown of Winston-Salem, NC. One day in 2007 he read a book called, “Cooked,” by Chef Jeff Henderson and that sealed the deal on what he wanted to do in life. In 2008, he attended the prestigious Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, NC, where he became a certified chef. While in school he got the urge to become not only a caterer but also a private chef. He began catering private parties and events such as weddings, proms, birthday parties, and small business functions. After completing culinary school, Chef Smith accepted an internship offer at the world famous Ritz Carlton Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he learned the art of cooking Creole dishes. His menu consists of infused elements of Classical French, Caribbean, Asian, Creole and American cuisine.