Celebrating Oprah

Oprah Winfrey's All-Star Entourage

From her political allies to her Hollywood pals, meet Oprah's tight-knit inner circle

HER PERSONAL CHEF: ART SMITH

For 10 years he served as Oprah's personal chef, before leaving to run his Chicago restaurant Table Fifty-Two and D.C. venture Art and Soul. But for all his accolades – he's a two-time James Beard winner, a bestselling cookbook author and successful restaurateur – he's still known as Oprah's chef. "It's amazing, the power of Oprah Winfrey: We made [Table Fifty-Two hummingbird cake] 10 years ago on the show," Smith says."I tell you, at the end of the day, it'll be, 'He made great hummingbird cake and delicious fried chicken.'"