By Valerie Vinyard
Brian Smith looks like your everyday unassuming college student, but the 31-year-old is one of Tucson’s top chefs.
“Ever since I was little, I enjoyed cooking with my grandma and mom,” says Smith, who has two younger brothers. “It was a very big part of our family. We sat down and ate dinner together.”
The Tucson native’s first job was cooking on the line at the now-closed Buddy’s Grill when he was 16.