Brent Reaves

Brent Reaves, President

Serving Happy Customers in Dallas & Fort Worth

One of the sons of founder “Smokey” John Reaves, Brent is the president of Smokey John’s Inc. and is heavily involved in our restaurant’s daily business operations. Brent has been a part of the food service industry for over 16 years. From bussing tables to running large catering operations, Brent has done it all.

Our passion for our restaurant shines through in our food. Stop by today to try it yourself!

Humble Beginnings

He began his career at the age of six when he enjoyed spending time with his father at his restaurant. He loved being around the people, the food, and most importantly, the video games. The restaurant had “Galaga” and “Ms. Pac Man,” after all.

In order to have money for video games, his dad taught him how to refill the customer’s tea and water glasses for tips. His love for both the food service industry and video games was born that day and from there he learned how to wash dishes, bus tables, be a block man (meat cutter), and even coordinate catered events.

Years of Restaurant Experience

After graduating from high school, Brent enrolled in the School of Hospitality at the University of North Texas. To pay for school, he waited tables at The Black-Eyed Pea and Outback Steakhouse. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management in December of 1999 and joined the family business.

Today Brent, along with his siblings, is developing the strategies for growth of Smokey John’s Bar-B-Que. He is expanding the brand in order to create opportunities for his family as well as others who are looking for growth or simply a second chance.

Brent is married to the lovely Charity Reaves. This year they will be celebrating nine wonderful years of marital bliss.

Call our Dallas barbecue & catering family at (214) 352-2752 today!