Andrea M. Robinson
President & CEO
Take a moment to get to know the President & CEO of 'Sugar & Smoke' Andrea M. Robinson.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. (Mount Washington), Ms. Robinson has always had quite the desire for business and food!
"I believe cooking is love, made visible; and at 'Sugar & Smoke' we want to bless your taste buds with fine southern cuisine dining alongside tasty sweets. After years of traveling the states, my daughter Morgan and I decided that we wanted to bring our love for food and southern hospitality back home to Pittsburgh."
A woman who wears many hats as a mother, sister, friend, daughter, Account Executive in Chemical Manufacturing, and now business owner.
This CEO has been alluring and sharp-witted since being a young child. Her intelligence blazed the trail for a promising future. Receiving an academic scholarship to Edinboro University, where she obtained her degree in Marketing. She would then continue here educational journey by receiving her Master’s Degree, by the age of 22, from Point Park University’s MBA program with a focus on International Business.
Ms. Robinson's career path and business savviness landed her in Texas, where she spent several years of her life. She grew to love Texas, and living the life of a true southern bell- she loved it so much that she wanted to bring her southern experiences back up north.
Aside from operating the restaurant, she continues to juggle her career in Chemical Manufacturing, and a full-time mother to her beautiful daughter and silent partner, Morgan.
"Southern cooking warms the heart and soothes the soul."
Ms. Robinson believes in providing high quality customer service, exquisite food, and above all giving back to the community. She wants ‘Sugar & Smoke’ to not only be a place to enjoy satisfying food, but also a place where people can wine down after a long day’s work and relax.
Director of Sales
Gary White, is the Director of Sales at 'Sugar & Smoke’ Southern Kitchen and
A true customer service and sales representative guru.
Mr. White has experienced a fulfilling career in business, events, and
entertainment for over 20+ years. He is the business and brains behind the
brand, providing restaurants with an extra special'Gary White Signature Events'
Born and raised in Penn Hills. Early in his career he took his talents to the
automotive industry, later transitioning to restaurants. You may recognize Mr.
White from helping brand Savoy Restaurant, where he was the Director of Sales
from 2011 until 2018.
"I am excited to be at 'Sugar & Smoke!' From the food, to the customer service,
to the ambiance; this restaurant is going to be a place everyone can enjoy."
You may recognize Mr. White from features in the New Pittsburgh Courier, Soul
Pitt Magazine, KDKA News and more! Upon receiving numerous accolades
and(or) awards, Mr. White was recognized through Macedonia F.A.C.E., Whirl
Magazine, and selected through Pittsburgh's 50 Finest-just to name a few.
Mr. White has created a notable name for himself that is well recognized
throughout the city. His hard work continues to pay off, and has paved the way
for him to continue to excel in his career path.
Specializing in providing 5-star customer service, and a professional experience
dedicated to effective team management and customer satisfaction. Mr. White is
skilled in dynamic customer service, and providing clients with an exquisite
Mr. White has brought his expertise to 'Sugar & Smoke.' Mr. White holds the skills of leading a diverse team to achieve company goals. An executive manager who is highly capable of working in a high-paced environment. Well versed at implementing high end clientele for a professional and diverse atmosphere.
Photo Credits: Emma Alaquiva