Kevin Aoki / Doraku
Kevin Aoki, founder of The Aoki Group, is a veteran of the Japanese restaurant industry.
Kevins entry into the business was at the knee of Rocky Aoki, who founded the world-famous Benihana Restaurant chain. Initially with his fathers guidance, Kevin launched several successful Asian restaurant concepts. Kevin is now picking-up where his father has left off, finding new and exciting ways to delight diners with innovative variations on Asian and holistic cuisine. Doraku, Blue Tree and Aoki are a demonstration of his expertise and success.
Kevin is continually testing limits and exciting customers with innovative restaurant design and cuisine unmatched in quality. He travels to remote regions of Indonesia and China to source the supplies for each restaurant and is involved in every aspect of each restaurants development, from creation to operation.
Kevin is a graduate of New York University and sits on numerous boards and mentoring groups.
Tony Conway / Legendary Events
Founder & CEO
Tony Conway formed Legendary Events in 1997, after 20 years in the hotel industry with Stouffer, Marriott and Ritz-Carlton. The organization has since grown into an award-winning full-service Special Events Company including catering, floral, and design. In 2013 he launched The Estate, Atlanta’s newest luxury event space, located at 3109 Piedmont Road in the heart of Buckhead.
In its 18 years of business Legendary Events has made contributions in excess of $10 million dollars to non-profit organizations and Tony has served on the boards of The Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Alliance Theatre, Leadership Atlanta, Murphy-Harpst Childrens Center, The Atlanta Community Food Bank, Senior Citizens Services, Central Atlanta Progress, UNICEF and many others.
Tony also awarded The Special Event – Lifetime Achievement Award for his indelible imprint on the industry, and hes been honored with a coveted 11Alive Community Service Award. In addition to his service to the local community Conway served as an Honoree Patron Chair for The Ronald McDonald House Gala and Chair for the American Cancer Societys Cattle Barons Ball, and UNICEFs Designs of Hope.
Recently crowned King of The Starfish Ball for 2015 which benefits the NSORO Foundation, Tony continues to donate his time to worthy causes and share his extensive knowledge of entertaining throughout the country and around the world.
Dr. Ray Gutierrez / Modern Emergent Care
Atlanta’s Concierge ER