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.
Aaron was born and raised in the sleepy little river valley town of St. Peter, Minnesota. After studying Finance at Minnesota Sate University in Mankato, he decided to pursue his passion of becoming a chef at Le Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts. While studying culinary arts, Aaron landed a job as a cook for Minneapolis Marriott City Center Hotel. Aaron traveled around the nation working for Marriott Hotels, which brought him to Washington DC for eight years. Aaron found other opportunities to apply his talents as a chef in DC. He entered into the non-profit food service sector and worked his way up to become the Associate Executive Chef of Food and Friends. Aaron worked side-by-side with volunteers to help provide meals for people in the DC area living with AID's, HIV, cancer, and other life challenging illnesses. Aaron recently moved to Raleigh, NC with his fiance, who is a NC native and NC State Alumna. He is ecstatic to be taking on the role of Executive Chef at A Place at the Table. Aaron is proud to be serving the community in the city that he now calls home.
Maggie Kane is the Founder and Executive Director. 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. She is ready to see relationships forged between different classes of people and community being created around the table. She lives in Raleigh, loves to run, and eats a large amount of peanut butter.
Chris was born in Long Island, NY and grew up in rural Upstate New York. He moved to North Carolina after graduating from the University at Albany with a Bachelor's in physics and computer science. He fell in love with the Raleigh area and moved there shortly after. Although he has a background in science, he has many interests including reading, computer coding, hiking, and playing classical piano as well as a variety of other instruments. He also always loved cooking. Starting as a line cook he began a career in the culinary arts and eventually restaurant management in downtown Raleigh. He is excited about the opportunity to bring experience and passion to a non-profit organization and to help it become a successful part of the downtown community.
Johnny Hardison is doing his externship with us for 10 weeks. He is a student at the Chef's Academy and an awesome addition to our team. Come see him Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday at A Place at the Table OR go grab a pint from him at his full time gig at Southern Peak Brewery in Apex!