William Dewayne Johnson
Dewayne Johnson has over 20 years of experience in the
restaurant industry. He began his tenure in Whitfield’s Restaurant
& Bar in 1999 when it was called PJ’s 106 Club, and then
changed its name to the Belle Meade Brassiere, and now under its
current name, Whitfield’s, he has been an owner since 2009.
Mr. Johnson is a native of Nashville, TN. He received an Associate of Applied Science in Banking Management from Nashville State Community College, Associate of Applied Science in Logistical Management from Community College of the Air Force, Bachelor of Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Mr. Johnson enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served seven years where he was honorably discharged before transferring to the TN Air National Guard where he still currently serves as Captain in an Aero-Medical Evacuation Squadron. He is a veteran of operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
I am excited about the recent changes in ownership and am very much looking forward to continuing the growth of this business. I have been an integral part of the success at Whitfield’s over the past several years and will continue to be present seeking to continue the excellence in service and the quality of food that many have come to know and expect from dining at Whitfield’s.
Mr. Smith was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana but has been a
native of Nashville since the age of 12. He is a 2005 graduate of the
Culinary School at Nashville State Community College. Mr. Smith has
over 14 years of experience in the restaurant business and has been
involved with Whitfield’s since 2006 where he first served as Sous Chef
before promoting to Chef De Cuisine in May 2011. Matthew Smith strongly
believes that a perfect dinner should start with the best local and
seasonal ingredients available and that such dinner should reflect the
quality of those ingredients.
“Matt brings a wealth of knowledge and creativity to Whitfield’s and has a passion for the foods of the south. He has worked hard and shares my commitment to excellence in the quality of food we serve”, said Dewayne Johnson.