Ashland Chefs


Meet and greet the talent behind the plate:  Interviews with Ashland's finest culinary artists.



Neil Clooney - Smithfields


Neil Clooney is a two-time winner of the Ashland Food and Wine Classic's Chef's Showdown, the 2007 & 2008 winner of Portland's Iron Chef competition, and the winner of the 2009 Oregon Chocolate Festival's Dessert Competition!


We're just in awe ... !


We caught up with Chef Clooney right after he opened his new restaurant, Smithfield's, and asked him a few questions.


Read the interview HERE.


Franco Console - Larks










Read the interview HERE.