Originally born and raised in Fayetteville, NC Julian has lived most of his years in the Raleigh/Durham area. He’s is a former collegiate athlete at NC State where he graduated from in 2015 with a Business Management Degree.
After graduation Julian worked with athletic ministry, and lived in Puerto Rico. Knowledge is a lifelong pursuit for Julian and learning five languages fluently is one of his lifelong goals.
He’s passionate about serving people, the growth of his community, and believes that the greatest investment you can make with your time it to help others grow and achieve excellence. He has a black belt in telling dad jokes and puns, and loves to smile! He absolutely loves good food, cooking and entertaining, weightlifting and binge watching tv shows!
Josh Hancock is the Cafe Manager. He grew up in Auckland, New Zealand before embarking on a series of travelling adventures that took him to many exciting places around the world, eventually leading him to Raleigh, NC.
Josh graduated from Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and History, and also holds a Graduate Diploma in Social Policy from Massey University in Auckland, New Zealand. He has an extensive background in the hospitality industry and has most recently been working at Buku in downtown Raleigh.
Josh loves to go surfing whenever he gets the chance, and also enjoys playing golf and cooking.
Maggie Kane is the Founder and Executive Director of A Place at the Table, the first pay-what-you-can cafe in downtown Raleigh. She graduated from North Carolina State University in 2013 and began working for a nonprofit with people experiencing homelessness. By befriending many people living on the margins, she knew something needed to be done. Maggie has a heart to serve, a desire to always be inclusive, and a passion for loving people. Through her work with people on the streets, she realized the power of community, the importance of dignity, and the beauty in bringing people together over incredible food. February 2015, A Place at the Table was birthed and Maggie never looked back.
A Place at the Table finally opened in January of 2018 serving thousands of people in Raleigh with a dignified, healthy, and affordable meal. However, more importantly, a meal that feeds more than just the stomach-- it feeds your hearts, souls, and minds. Outside of the cafe, you will catch her running marathons and eating peanut butter! But...you will mainly find her at the cafe right now loving on people all day!
Andrew is the Executive Chef. He grew up in Vicksburg, Mississippi and was raised on the delicacies of the Mississippi delta. Helping Momma in the kitchen, he learned that serving others first was top priority. Andrew received a degree in Pschology from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. While in college, he worked in kitchens and was fascinated by Cajun and Creole cuisine. Learning as much as he could along the way, he began his career as a chef. Being the chef of A Place at the Table, is a dream come true for Andrew.
Having a position where he can fulfill his desires to serve those in his community by creating delicious and nutritious food for everyone is an integration of life long passions. Outside of the kitchen
Andrew enjoys being outdoors with his fiancée and four dogs. They love to go hiking and canoeing, while at home Andrew is found working in his garden or woodworking.
Aaron was born in Rose Hill, a quaint agricultural town in eastern North Carolina. He graduated from the Duplin Early College High School with an Associates of Interdisciplinary Studies and plans to complete an Undergraduate Degree in Math. He moved to Raleigh in 2014 shortly after graduating where he has and continues to build a strong background in sales and the service industry.
Growing up in Rose Hill, community and food are a foundation of who he is. He has a passion for food, flavors, and presentation and you can currently find him here or tending bar at soca in Cameron Village. In his free time he is typically reading or cooking for his friends.
Kevin is a Sous Chef at A Place at the Table. He was born in the DC area as a military kid, he moved down to Raleigh and has been here to stay. He has been in Raleigh for 30 years in catering and food service. He owned his own catering company and has killed it in many restaurants in the triangle. Boy are we lucky to get him not only for his culinary skills, but for his passion for life and people. He will charm the heck out of you with his smile and make you feel like you are the most loved person in the world. Come introduce yourself to Kevin. You can't miss him, he wins the award for the tallest employee to date.
Evan is a Barista at A Place at the Table. He was born in the suburbs of Southern California and raised in Cary, North Carolina, Evan spent his formative years nurturing an appetite for music and art. He attended the Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles, where he earned an associate of arts degree in Audio Engineering. After graduating, Evan spent time touring as a musician and working in the hospitality industry around Raleigh. The experience of traveling the world, sharing his music and forming bonds with people in different countries and cultures produced in him a love for people and for serving.
Evan believes that relationships are the most important thing we do. He is passionate about creating music and communicating with people in meaningful ways. In his free time, you can find Evan writing music, reading, or looking at dogs on the internet.
Tammie is a Sous Chef at A Place at the Table. Originally from Philadelphia, she has fallen in love with Raleigh. She is an African American Muslim woman who uses cooking as a way to express herself. Her favorite dish to cook is Chicken Briyani (we will have it soon).
She loves to sew, read, and clean. She is also the fabulous mother of 5 children and 3 grandchildren.