OUR CORE VALUES
It is crucial to us that our team feels as though their abilities, qualities and achievements are acknowledged throughout the day to day. This fosters an environment that is productive, positive, and prosperous.
As a team member at Smokin Thighs, your ambition to treat our customers with excellent customer service is irreplaceable. We appreciate every time an employee shows special initiative to care for a customer or help out a coworker.
We believe family means showing and demonstrating love, care, life lessons, values and independence to our team members (and guests!). When you choose to spend your time at Smokin Thighs, you deserve to know that we care about your wellbeing and happiness.
To take radical ownership for your actions is to hold yourself accountable when it comes time to do the “right thing” in the “right way”. We value accountability because it shows itself the moments during training and promoting a positive work environment when it is the most crucial to yourself and others
We believe that every team member plays a role in creating the environment that they deserve to work at. Our culture, which is created when our core values are combined, aims to build the kind of structure where employees can flourish and grow.
ABOUT THE TEAM
Matthew is an ambitious self-starter who thrives on bettering himself, others, and the local community. He is the founder of Smokin Thighs, LLC, and focuses primarily on smoked and grilled poultry products without using a fryer.
After graduating with a recording engineering degree in 2002, Matthew took a turn in his career path by working in sales for the local Nashville manufacturing industry. Although he enjoyed his job and fellow co-workers, his friends and family would compliment him on his ability to make some great grilled food in any kitchen. So the idea of Smokin Thighs was born. Matthew has had great success in the past and uses that momentum with Smokin Thighs LLC, Full Time.
Matthew has lived in Nashville over 1/3 of his life, and currently lives in South Nashville. When he isn’t at the smoker and grill, you can catch him boating on Nashville’s Percy Priest Lake or helping plan one of the next events in Nashville that will surely be the talk amongst friends.
GENERAL MANAGER TO BOTH LOCATIONS
Landon is the type of guy that puts his heart into everything he does and treats it like it is his own. Being the General Manager of both of our Smokin Thighs locations is no different. He is originally from Ohio and moved here when he was 19. He has lived in Nashville for over 20 years and has been in the restaurant industry since he was 16. Making his career in the industry 25 years in total.
Landon spent a few years as a motivational speaker as well as a youth mentor. Using that skill set, he focuses on the culture of Smokin Thighs being one of positivity and growth for every employee.
When he is not focusing on Smokin Thighs tradition of great food and a "Cheers" type of atmosphere, He spends his down time with his new bride, Amanda. They will most likely be playing with their 5 year old boxer fur baby Tucker in their back yard.