BJ is the executive chef and owner of Smokehouse 21 and Smokehouse Tavern. He has created a current yet classic menu featuring familiar dishes using seasonal ingredients and both modern and classical cooking techniques. Smith has worked in the kitchens of acclaimed restaurants, including Le Bernardin and Gotham Bar and Grill in New York City, Citrus in LA, and Paley's Place, Veritable Quandary, Zinc Bistro and Olea Restaurant in Portland.