Bill Smith News & Bio

Name:Bill Smith
Hometown:Lexington, NC

Audio: Interview with former Crook's Corner chef Bill Smith
Former Crook’s Corner chef Bill Smith joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to reflect on the news of the award-winning restaurant closing its doors. Smith...

Venerated Crook’s Corner Chef Bill Smith’s Legacy Will Endure Long After His Retirement
If you swung open the screen door to Crook’s Corner kitchen during Bill Smith’s nearly three-decade-long tenure, you were likely to find him smirking at...

Longtime Chef: ‘Need Not Fear’ Big Changes at Crook’s Corner Under New Chef, Ownership
Iconic Chapel Hill eatery Crook’s Corner is being sold to new local ownership and is bringing in a new chef. The restaurant situated at the...

Meet the new chef of Crook’s Corner, the third in the storied restaurant’s history
As Friday dinner service winds down, Bill Smith and his newfound protege, Justin Burdett, sit at the Crook’s Corner bar. In January, Burdett will become...

Crook’s Corner, a Southern Institution, Embarks on a New Era
After 35 years running one of the most iconic restaurants in the South, the two men at the helm of Crook’s Corner are handing their...

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