Alex Bebiak grew up in Illinois and is a hospitality industry veteran with more than 18 years of restaurant management experience. Bebiak studied at Northern Illinois University and has managed such notable restaurants as Bella Vista, Bacino’s of Naperville and Wildfire in Illinois. He was relocated to Atlanta with Wildfire, where he served as General Manager for four years.
Bebiak enjoys the energy and fast pace of the restaurant industry. His focus at Ray’s on the River is to capitalize on the reputation the restaurant has built, while always looking for ways to continuously evolve the food, service and overall dining experience while adapting to the trending ways of the industry. He is incredibly passionate about his people and believes that creating a positive work environment is directly related to a positive dining experience for the guests.
Chef de Cuisine
Brian Goddard began his hospitality career at Outback Steakhouse in 1999. After working every position in the restaurant chain’s front- and back-of-house, experimenting with different ingredients and crafting popular dishes, Goddard quickly discovered his passion for food. In summer of 2011, he earned a Sous Chef position at Ray’s on the River, where he spent the next 18 months executing the popular restaurant’s classics, putting his fresh culinary perspective on countless delectable specials and honing his management skills. Goddard then joined the Kevin Rathbun restaurant family in February 2013 and helped open KR Steakbar as a Sous Chef. He was promoted to Chef de Cuisine in May 2014 and worked diligently to maintain the local hot spot’s high standards, while simultaneously putting his own spin on the menu. Ray’s on the River welcomed Goddard back to the family in March 2015 as Chef de Cuisine. When he’s not in the kitchen, Goddard enjoys spending time with his wife and son trying new restaurants and relaxing at home as a family.
Sales & Events Manager
Nisha Khana was born in Durham, North Carolina and moved to Atlanta with her family at a young age. She studied at Kennesaw State University, and it was during these years that she was first exposed to the restaurant industry. It didn’t take long for her to realize that hospitality was her true passion.
Khana comes with 10 years of hospitality experience; from being a part of a restaurant opening to management, she has played many different roles. She joined the Ray’s Family in October of 2011 and assisted with numerous positions including Hospitality Coordinator, Front-of-House Manager and Events Associate.
As the River’s current Sales & Events Manager, Khana has a passion for event planning. She loves assisting each and every client with all of their corporate, social or wedding planning needs. She enjoys that every new event and client presents new and exciting opportunities and challenges!