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JD’s Southern Smokehouse - Proud Member


1543 Paris Street Sudbury, ON P3E 3B7



A 75 seat smokehouse featuring southern cuisine and bbq. The smokehouse also offers a large selection of bourbons, whiskeys and beer.

Restaurant Classification:

Casual Dining

JD’s Southern Smokehouse

SHARE Spotlight Series

S.H.A.R.E Spotlight Series dives into the background of how our talented members got their start in the industry and what inspires them to create such unique and delicious menus.

Featuring: Jason Heaton, Owner

What’s your favourite thing about owning a restaurant?

My favourite thing about owning a restaurant is the freedom to create. I love seeing and experimenting with new products.

What’s your favourite dish from the restaurant of another Share Sudbury member?

My Favourite dish from another Share restaurant has got to be the Chicken Asiago from P&M’s.

Where did you learn your culinary skills?

I learned a lot of my culinary skills when I attended Cambrian College for my chef training. Chef Robichaud was an inspiration and got me excited about creating new dishes.

What was your first position in a restaurant?

My first position in a restaurant was prep/delivery driver for Cortina pizza in Espanola. I was 16 and have been in the business for 28 years now.

What’s your go-to 15 minute meal at home?

My favourite go to meal at home is fresh made Mac & Cheese. It’s also 100% my kid’s favourite also.