Celebrity Chef Art Smith Cooking Up Southern Staples for Pigmania Fundraiser

Posted at 12:30 PM, Jan 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-22 07:53:50-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Talk about a foodie fundraiser! 

It's time once again for Pigmania, an annual event supporting Goodwood Museum & Gardens.

Organizers call it "a culinary extravaganza that celebrates Nella Schomburger's legacy of Southern Hospitality." 

Celebrity Chef Art Smith, who got his start with Schomburger, is again the man behind the menu. It's packed with traditional Southern cuisine made by Smith and his roster of culinary friends, including roast pig, artisanal hams, raw oysters, sausages, sweet potato fries, kicked-up coleslaw and other local favorites.

According to his website, "Art Smith loves the idea of bringing people together through food. An FSU grad, Chef Smith has cooked for three Presidents, Oprah Winfrey and Lady Gaga, among many other celebrities and heads of state. He owns popular restaurants in Chicago, Washington, D.C., California and Atlanta. Smith recently returned to Florida to open a Disney World restaurant, Homecoming: Florida Kitchen and Southern Shine. He has also authored three award-winning cookbooks."

All proceeds from Pigmania benefits Goodwood Museum & Garden's mission of serving as a historic, cultural, and educational resource in our community.

Pigmania is Friday, January 22 from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. at Goodwood Museum & Gardens (1600 Miccosukee Road).

Tickets are still available for $75 for members and $110 for non-members, which include membership.

For more information, call (850) 877-4202 or click here.