Our Team
 

SAM POLK, CEO & CO-FOUNDER

Sam is Co-founder and the CEO of Everytable. He’s also the founder and Executive Director of the non-profit Groceryships. Prior to becoming a social entrepreneur, Sam was a hedge fund trader on Wall Street. Sam’s memoir, For The Love of Money, was published in July 2016 by Scribner.

Sam grew up in LA and witnessed the city’s inequality while helping his mom run homeless medical clinics in Skid Row. Years later, after noticing families in low-income areas struggling with access to healthy food, he started Groceryships, a non-profit working at the intersection of poverty and obesity. He is a graduate of Columbia University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Favorite food: Apple fritters

 

DAVID FOSTER, CO-FOUNDER

David is Co-founder of Everytable. A reformed finance nerd, David began his career in private equity and investment banking, most recently as a VP at Aurora Capital Group, an LA-based private equity firm. David has always had a passion for social entrepreneurship, which led him to volunteer for Groceryships and eventually join as the Director of Operations.

David originally grew up in Boulder, CO, where his mom was an early adopter (and heavy promoter) of the move toward natural foods. He attended the University of Michigan and earned a degree from the Ross School of Business.

Favorite food: Belgian waffles

 

ANAR JOSHI, VP MARKETING

Anar is VP of Marketing for Everytable. Anar first gained extensive product marketing experience working with startups to build online consumer experiences. With a strong desire to create a lasting community impact, Anar began volunteering with the team in 2015, and later joined full time. Prior, Anar worked in advertising at BBDO Worldwide in New York and PayPal in the Bay Area. Anar is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Operational Research.

Favorite food: Grilled Bean and Cheese Burritos with Guacamole

 

CRAIG HOPSON, EXECUTIVE CHEF

With over 20 years of culinary experience, Craig Hopson helms the kitchen at Everytable as its Executive Chef. Prior to Everytable, the classically-trained chef led culinary programs at notable NYC restaurants Bacchanal, Beautique, Le Cirque and One If By Land, Two If By Sea. Chef Hopson first found his love for cooking while working at a hotel in his hometown of Perth, Australia. He’s worked in the prestigious European kitchens of Restaurant Troisgros, Restaurant Guy Savoy and Lucas Carton. While in Paris, Hopson’s mentor, the legendary Alain Senderens, taught him the techniques of nouvelle cuisine, which influences the personalized yet classic dishes he creates today.

Favorite food: New York Style Pizza

 

JOHNNY YOO, CULINARY DIRECTOR

A native of Los Angeles, Johnny Yoo brings exotic flavors and a deep understanding of the LA dining scene to the Everytable menu as Culinary Director.  Chef Yoo’s interest in food began during his time living in Hawaii and experiencing the cuisine--so much so that when he returned to LA, he enrolled in culinary school. He began his career at Koi under Chef Rodelio Aglibot and spent the following 15 years in pursuit of honing his knowledge, skills, and experience in the kitchens of renowned chefs including David Myers (Sona), Brendan Collins (Melisse), Christopher Eme (Ortolan) and Roy Choi (A-Frame). Johnny focuses on balancing bold flavors while utilizing fresh local produce and exotic ingredients to develop delicious, unforgettable dishes.

Favorite food: Haagen Dazs Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

 
 
 

Our Store Staff

We hire from the communities our stores are located in. Many store employees are graduates from nonprofits like Groceryships and The Right Way Foundation, which supports former foster kids.

 
Everytable South LA Staff