Although she was born in Boston, Stephanie Smith grew up in Manson, North Carolina before moving to Houston and completing her college degree in sports therapy. Stephanie started her family in Houston as well as her restaurant career. She worked for numerous well-known restaurants in Houston before moving back to Boston to be closer to her family. Taking a break from the industry, Stephanie worked as a residential counselor for children before making her return to the industry she missed so much, and she hasn’t looked back since.

As the General Manager of our Seaport location, Stephanie ensures all daily operations at the Smoke Shop are running smoothly, including staff training and education, customer relations, restaurant maintenance, and making sure all staff and guests are having a great experience.

A little more about Stephanie:

Favorite thing about BBQ: Being the Southern gal that I am, my favorite thing about BBQ is the smell. The next best thing is the taste – thinking about it makes my mouth water every time.

Favorite thing about working for the Smoke Shop: The group of people I work with are some of the best people I have worked with in a long time. I look forward to coming into work and getting to eat food that I love helps too.

Where we can find you on a day off: On my days off I am either with my daughter and grandchildren, or watching whatever sport is airing at the time. Go Pats!