culture + values

Our Guests and Our Teamwork are the heart of our organization and our true differentiators. We cannot achieve goals and provide the highest levels of service to our guests without working together as a team.


To provide our neighborhoods with a unique St. Louis Style Barbecue (BBQ) experience through made from scratch food, thoughtful bar program, above and beyond service, and compassion with action for our communities.


Salt + Smoke creates a superior work environment, where our team members are proud of where they work. This pride is created through teamwork, constant education and providing guests with an exceptional dining experience with a genuine care for the quality of the food, atmosphere, and service. Our team is the most important part of our business.  Through shared support, we grow together.  


Salt + Smoke can only prosper and provide opportunities for employment and growth when we continually improve ourselves and the work we do. We recognize, however, that success is not measured by sales, guest counts, and numbers alone. Salt + Smoke is measured as much by the way in which we achieve our goals as we are by the actual achievements themselves—it’s the journey, not the destination. We believe that a commitment to uncompromising values and integrity should always guide our decisions and actions as we pursue our goals. 

    our values

    We believe in providing exceptional service.

    We believe in honesty and trust.

    We believe continued success depends on teamwork.

    We believe in doing business in a professional and orderly manner.

    We believe in being responsible to others and to ourselves.

    diversity + inclusion

    At Salt + Smoke, we value a diverse workforce in age, race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation and gender, cultural background, country of origin, physical conditions, etc.

    Making diversity is important; but our culture is where people from all backgrounds feel included.

    Your entire work experience, starting with your application, is designed to be the beginning of an inspirational journey, where you are treated warmly and with dignity, respect and transparency. 

    Diversity is not only a policy at S+S. We actively hire individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. 

    Building diverse teams is our approach and designing an employee experience that continually promotes performance for a multi-generational, multi-racial and multi-background workforce is our goal.

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    training + development

    At Salt and Smoke, we are committed to providing our valued employees with learning opportunities to develop skills, a career path and help achieve their personal and professional goals. 

    We have numerous opportunities for employees who would like to grow with us and become the best version of themselves.

    We reward employees who achieve results, live our mission and values, and help others succeed.


    Working at Salt and Smoke, it is joining the BBQ Family. We offer great benefits and a diverse environment that is truly welcoming.