Bill Smith, in his career as chef at Crook’s Corner in Chapel Hill, built a national reputation for his food. Closer to home, he used his food to build community. His kitchen is a blend of local ingredients and traditions flavored by the diversity of influences representing new tastes and traditions in the evolving Southern cuisine. EmPOWERment, Inc. and Crook's Corner are next door neighbors in the Northside Community of Chapel Hill. Like Bill, EmPOWERment, Inc. has a long history of working to support, build and nurture the neighborhood and the amazing people who live and work in it. When Bill Smith announced his retirement, EmPOWERment, Inc. knew it had to honor him at its annual fundraiser, for his long-time support of the organization and their shared missions of community.
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