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Brent Reaves

Brent Reaves,

President


Serving Happy Customers in Dallas & Fort Worth

Brent is the president of Smokey John’s, Inc. and is heavily involved in the restaurant’s daily business operations. Brent has been a part of the food service industry for over 20 years. From bussing tables to running large catering operations, Brent has done it all.

Humble Beginnings

He began his career at the age of six when he enjoyed spending time with his father at the 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 arcade 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 carver), 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 1999 and joined the family business immediately.

Today, Brent develops growth strategies for Smokey John's Bar-B-Que & Home Cooking. He’s expanding the brand in order to create opportunities for his family as well as for those looking to develop their skills or who simply need a second chance.

Brent is married to Charity Reaves, who is also a member of the Smokey John’s team. As self-proclaimed foodies, they enjoy dining out and long conversations over coffee.

FOOD. FAITH. FAMILY.

NOURISHING OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH THE JOY OF FOOD,
THE STRENGTH OF FAITH,
AND THE SPIRIT OF FAMILY

  • Quality food, quality customer service and excellent prices.

    “The smoked wings are beyond amazing!”

    Justin

  • The customer service that I received was impeccable and right on time.

    “Smoked sausage was the best I have had since being in Texas.”

    Terri

  • A+ service plus great food is enough reason for us to come back again!

    “We chose ribs (which were AMAZING) and they gave us a little more in the portion and free drink cups without us even asking.”

    Hope

  • Nice, clean, beautiful new restaurant, friendly service, good prices and great food. That's what we're all looking for.

    “Nice, clean, beautiful new restaurant, friendly service, good prices and great food. That's what we're all looking for.”

    Harvey

  • I called last minute for a catering event and they were more than accommodating.

    “Smokey John's is first class in every respect!”

    Kyle

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