August 13th Market
Come join us this Saturday from 8am-Noon
We will have music from Stick and Strum and our special chef guest will be Chef Criss Smiley:
Executive Chef Criss Smiley likes to refer to himself as a “local transplant.” He feels very much at home here in Helena, Alabama, but was born and raised in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, just south of Pittsburgh.
His first exposure to cooking came from his mother’s small restaurant in an old schoolhouse building
where he learned how to follow recipes and then began to develop the fine art of enhancing those with his own ideas. His own culinary schooling came from the school of experience. While working as a carpenter, the harsh winters did not supply a lot of jobs, so he went to work at a local hotel and put his cooking skills to use. This was the beginning of a long career in restaurants, resorts, entertainment complexes and hotels.