Kevin Blond, an Atlanta native, began working in the service industry at the young age of 14. With experience as a line cook, server, barista, bartender, and key employee at multiple restaurants and bars in the area, there isn’t much that Kevin does not know about this industry. Upon graduation from Pope High School, he served for 6 years in the US Marine Corps Reserve where he was promoted to sergeant and served as a radio operator for Bravo Company 4th Recon BN. His education continued at Kennesaw State University where he studied Business Marketing.
As part of the Ray’s Family for over 5 years now, Kevin worked his way from server and shift leader, to bartender, mixologist, Service Manager, Assistant General Manager and now holds his position as General Manager. “Kevin has an incredible passion for this industry and people. He never settles for less than perfection and has earned an immense amount of respect from his staff, peers, and upper management. His enthusiasm, professionalism, attention to detail, and knowledge of hospitality is immeasurable,” states Alex Bebiak, Director of Operations for Ray’s Restaurants. “We are incredibly grateful to have him as part of our team and look forward to watching him grow as he continues to unveil his remarkable potential.”
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!