Chef William McCormick of Crystal Bridges Eleven restaurant is a seventh generation Arkansan. His ancestors emigrated from Ireland in 1851 and were homesteaders not far from Fayetteville. His family still owns some of the original homestead property. One of his great grandfathers was on the board that wrote the Alma Mater for the University of Arkansas. McCormick has a rich family history in Northwest Arkansas. But for him, that history is not just a collection of anecdotes, but essential building blocks to the foundation of his career as a chef.
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Print Headline: Chef William McCormick, creative cuisine with a sense of history