Jennifer Overturf, Ray’s at Killer Creek (North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 368)
Sales & Events Manager Jennifer Overturf, Ray’s at Killer Creek, joined host John Ray to discuss their new chef, a menu with old favorites and new, delicious seasonal options, gorgeous outdoor and indoor dining, and why Ray’s at Killer Creek is such a great choice for memorable events. North Fulton Business Radio is broadcast from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® inside Renasant Bank in Alpharetta.
Since 1984, Ray’s Restaurants have won countless culinary awards and become an important part of the communities they serve.
We are passionate about providing the freshest seafood flown in daily, prime steaks, our extensive wine list recognized by Wine Spectator, and knowledgeable, attentive service.
Founded by renowned restaurant industry veteran Ray Schoenbaum, Marietta-based Ray’s Restaurants, LLC, is comprised of Ray’s on the River, Ray’s in the City and Ray’s at Killer Creek. Each restaurant features an award-winning menu with an emphasis on fresh fish flown in daily from the Atlantic and Pacific, house-cut chops, prime steaks and extensive wine offerings from around the world.
Since opening, Ray’s Restaurants have been delighting guests as premier private event venues. Their team includes award-winning chefs, a highly trained service staff and a dedicated events manager that will work with you every step of the way as you plan your event.
Whether you’re hosting a corporate event, cocktail party, luncheon, dinner, meeting, shower, wedding reception, bat/bar mitzvah or rehearsal dinner, they can offer you and your guests a truly memorable event. They have a variety of private event spaces that can accommodate up to 180 guests. Complete restaurant buy-outs are also available.
Jennifer Overturf, Sales & Events Manager, Ray’s at Killer Creek
Bringing more than a decade of restaurant and hospitality experience to the Ray’s Restaurants team, Jennifer Overturf’s passion for serving others led her to Ray’s at Killer Creek. She currently serves as sales and events manager, overseeing the Alpharetta location’s special events, coordinating private reservations and developing relationships to help Ray’s at Killer Creek maintain close ties with its community. Jennifer’s leadership and enthusiasm for the industry has helped her to push the already outstanding Ray’s at Killer Creek team to be first-class in everything they do.
Jennifer moved to Atlanta in 2009 and began her hospitality journey in a local coffee shop, then moved to bartending and restaurant management before returning to school in 2012. Prior to her time with Ray’s Restaurants, Jennifer received a dual degree in accounting and management from Georgia State University. She joined the Ray’s in the City team as a server and bartender in 2016, then worked her way up the ranks to events associate before transitioning to Ray’s at Killer Creek in early 2020. Overturf continues to challenge herself by studying wine through Ray’s Restaurants’ wine education program, and she has completed a Level 3 Certification from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust, alongside the Introductory Sommelier Certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers.
Professionally, Jennifer enjoys bringing her passion for taking care of others on the restaurant team. When she is not coordinating events, Jennifer can be found gardening, cooking and experimenting with preserving heirloom vegetables.
Questions and Topics in This Interview
- Private Events at Ray’s – how to get started and what details to consider before you book
- Outdoor dining
- Killer Creek’s new menu – New Chef
- Frequent Diner Cards/Ray’s Loyalty program
- Special Events & Happy Hour – getting the most out of your Ray’s experience
- Creating Memories
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