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Here's what Chef Bill Hughes plans for the Campbell Club building in Owensboro
Aimee Blume
Evansville Courier & Press

OWENSBORO, KY. - Chef Bill Hughes’ culinary evolution in Owensboro has come full circle.

Hughes, originally from Leitchfield, Kentucky, came to Owensboro in 1989 by way of Charleston, South Carolina, where he attended culinary school at Johnson and Wales University.

He was 24 then, a fresh-faced chef who energetically took over the Campbell Club, a members-only dining establishment housed in a lavish Victorian building on Frederica Street. He manned the helm as chef and general manager there until 1997, nearly doubling the membership in those years.

Over a decade later, in 2011, he opened Bill’s Restaurant right across the street in another historic building, the former Callas Sweet Shop. Here, he has earned a reputation as one of the area’s best chefs.


Coming early next year, however, Hughes will be moving back to the Campbell Club building, where he’ll offer a whole new venture: a dining club called simply The Club at Bill’s, or just The Club.

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