Chef Paul Smith

Chef Paul Smith
Corporate Chef

Chef Paul is a Culinary Institute of America graduate with work experience at The Ritz-Carlton, The Biltmore Hotel, The Windsor Club and University of Charleston, among others. A leading figure in WV's culinary community, Chef provides consultative services to restaurants including menu development, yeild testing, and food cost with the extra bonus of being kind and funny. Chef Paul also developed the Buzz Carnivore Club, cautiously leading mere mortals into the world of highest quality beef. 

Favorite Cut of Meat: Spinalis

Describe yourself in 3 words: Fun – Thoughtful - Generous

Best concert you attended: A Tribe Called Quest

Best advice you’ve received: “Don’t sweat the small stuff.”

3 things you’d take on a desert island: Knife – Lighter – 1 chicken

Reach Chef Paul at: or 707-235-8072.

Follow Chef Paul on twitter: @ChefPaulBuzz 

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Jason Jean

Vice President

Dickinson Gould


Angela Gould

Chief Operating Officer

Dennis Benson

Grocery Purchasing

Vickie Vassar

Accounts Payable

Robert Tyler

Charleston Area

Chef Paul Smith

Corporate Chef

Taylor Jones

Inside Sales Support

Sierra Jones

Office Manager/Seafood Queen

John Haddy, Jr.

General Manager

Brian Reed

Operations Manager

Jason Halstead

Meat Production Supervisor

Chris Linville

Meat Cutter

Bruce Hannigan

Meat Cutter

Ada Thomas


Travis Lawrence

Meat Cutter

Chris Knapp

Parkersburg & Huntington, WV

Ezra Gottke-Slone

Meat Cutter



Sarah Page

Summer Intern Emeritus

Morgan Peyton

Packaging and Labeling

Michael Bartell

Meat Cutter

Bethel Pierson

Meat Cutter

J.R. Higginbotham

Deliveryperson Extraordinaire

Dave Cole

Deliveryperson Extraordinaire

Richard Webb

Facility Maintenance & Delivery

Estavon Bowles

Packaging and Labeling

Jim Sturm


Aaron Mills

Warehouse Supervisor

Jordan Kirk


Allen Goderre

Deliveryperson Extraordinaire

Dick Gould, Jr.

Visionary Leader

Jason Fowler

Warehouse Supervisor

Karen Colakyan

Inside Sales Support

Cody Fleming


Annie Stroud

Project Manager