Meet Our Team



Mike re-joined Ray’s in 2023 after a previous five-year stint. He has worked in the hospitality industry for 20 years. Mike joined Rays in 2023 after working in the restaurant and hospitality industry for over nine years. Mike has previously held positions of ever-increasing responsibilities including server, bartender, and assistant general manager. Mike believes every guest should have a first-class experience. He achieves this through pristine facilities and well-trained team members. Mike’s mission is to bring all elements of a great service together for a memorable guest visit. When he is not working, Mike is an avid golfer and passionate fan of the Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Braves.



Joining Ray's with nearly two decades of industry experience under his belt, Brian O'Rourke serves as executive chef, overseeing all kitchen operations of the restaurant's kitchen. O'Rourke brings strong leadership to the location and an innovative approach to classic dishes, through presenting familiar dishes with class and creativity.

O'Rourke's passion for the culinary world began in high school when he signed up for cooking classes on a whim and was selected to participate in a culinary competition, winning eighth place nationally. Soon after, he enrolled at the Art Institute of Atlanta and received an Associate in the Arts while serving as a corporate trainer for La Madeline. O'Rourke went on to work with Atlanta staples such as The Metropolitan Club - his first sous chef position - then moving to Milton's Cuisine and Cocktails as lead line cook before taking the role of executive chef at Meehan's Public House and Food 101. O'Rourke eventually joined the Ray's Restaurants team as sous chef in 2019, then moved into his current role, leading back-of-the-house staff and establishing quality-first standards to exceed guests' expectations.

Professionally, O'Rourke spends his time developing new menu items, crafting wine pairings, establishing production procedures in the kitchen and further developing menu items for the everchanging downtown Atlanta clientele. When he is not in the kitchen at Ray's, O'Rourke can be found playing the guitar, exploring the city's best hole-in-the-wall restaurants, or barbecuing with friends.



Hallie joined Ray's in 2015. She started as a hostess while in college. Hallie enjoyed her experiences at Ray's so much that she changed he major to hospitality and has continued her career, since graduation, serving in all front of the house positions. Currently she is a sales and events associate. Hallie enjoys the detailed planning of events and making the guests experience a memorable one. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with family and her two Dalmatians



LaToya first joined Ray's in 2007 where she spent 10 years with the company. She has spent over 20 years in the hospitality industry in positions ranging from front of house to chef. When she rejoined Ray's in the City in June 2022, she was the sales and events associate. Doing an amazing job, she shortly got promoted to Sales & Events Manager at Ray's at Killer Creek. LaToya's overall knowledge of the restaurant business allows her to design and provide for great events for all of Ray's guests.