Jeremy Smith

Areas Of Specialty

Jeremy Smith is a native Louisianan who worked in the Lagasse family of restaurants for 18+ years. He joined the team at Emeril’s New Orleans in 2004, where his passion for the hospitality industry was born. He quickly rose in rank, from busser to manager. In 2008, he spent a year training under Stephen Starr at Parc Restaurant in Philadelphia. He further honed his abilities returning to the Lagasse domain and serving as Assistant Sommelier, where he oversaw a Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning wine program. He was then named Assistant General Manager of Lagasse’s flagship restaurant. He helped Emeril Lagasse open his 4th restaurant in New Orleans as opening General Manager at Meril Restaurant.
After a successful chapter in the restaurant business, Jeremy moved to Pennsylvania and took a hiatus to devote time to his family, focusing on raising his young children. However, his passion for hospitality remained unwavering, leading him to a new chapter with Goodwin Recruiting. In this role, Jeremy channels his extensive expertise and profound love for the industry to enhance the businesses of clients and elevate the lives of candidates.

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