A self-taught cook and baker, learning from his grandmother’s knee from the age of 6, in his beloved home state of Kentucky, Jason Smith has taken his Granny’s heritage recipes and given them his own twist, to develop a style he likes to refer to as “Country Bling.” Good ol' country and southern-rooted food elevated with fresh, vibrant ingredients, changing the minds of millions on how traditional food actually looks and tastes.
In a past life, Jason worked as a school Cafeteria manager, a professional floral designer, an event planner, a caterer, and a specialty pastry artist—all endeavors that have been self-taught. Jason is an award-winning floral designer and was inducted into the Kentucky Floral Association Hall of Fame in 2016.
Currently, Jason is a regular judge on Food Network's Best Baker in America, Co-Host on Food Network's Worst Baker in America, and has appeared on the Rachel Ray Show, Pickler & Ben, Home & Family and several other nationally and locally televised programs. Jason has also judged Haunted Ginger Bread Show-Down, Holiday Wars, and is regularly featured on The Best Thing I Ever Ate.