Our Story


In 2013 Sam Polk, a former hedge fund trader, founded a nonprofit called Groceryships to address food-related health problems in South LA, where the average income is $13,000 a year, life expectancy is 10 years lower than more affluent areas, and diseases like obesity and diabetes are alarmingly high. Groceryships began helping family food providers make healthy choices through nutrition education, cooking classes, free produce, and support groups. 

In 2014 David Foster, a former private equity professional, was so inspired by a Groceryships event that he decided to join the nonprofit full-time. 

That year Sam and David began hearing from Groceryships participants that while fresh produce was great, they often had to buy food on the go because they were juggling multiple jobs and large families. And in South LA, their only options were fast food. 

Sam and David saw an opportunity to help families like these. So they created a model for a new company that would sell healthy food in “food deserts” like South LA at prices competitive with fast food. 

Groceryships was built on the belief that every life is equally important. Sam and David wanted this core value embedded in the new company, so they called it Everytable, reflecting a mission to bring healthy, affordable food to every table in the country, with no one left out.


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Our Team

Sam Polk is co-founder and CEO of Everytable in LA.

Sam Polk

Sam is Co-founder and 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. 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. Sam’s memoir, For The Love of Money, was published in July 2016 by Scribner. He is a graduate of Columbia University. 

Favorite Food: Apple Fritters

David Foster is co-founder of Everytable in Los Angeles.

David Foster

David is Co-founder of Everytable. 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. He attended the University of Michigan and earned a degree from the Ross School of Business.

Favorite Food: Belgian Waffles

Johnny Yoo is the Culinary Director at Everytable in Los Angeles.

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).

Favorite Food: Haagen-Dazs Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

 Christine Hasircoglu

Christine Hasircoglu

Christine started her hospitality career with Hillstone Restaurant Group where she managed and opened locations in five markets across the country. She went on to work as the Director of Special Projects for Mercer Street Hospitality while simultaneously serving as General Manager of Bowery Meat Company in Manhattan. Christine is a proud double Trojan, holding a Master's of Arts in Teaching, and Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Religion from the University of Southern California.

Favorite Food: Have’a Chips

Anar Joshi is the VP of Marketing at Everytable.

Anar Joshi
VP Marketing

Anar is VP of Marketing for Everytable. Anar first gained extensive product marketing skills 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's School of Engineering.

Favorite Food: Grilled Bean and Cheese Burritos with Guacamole


Justin Koh

Justin joined Everytable from Hulu, where he performed deal valuation analyses on television shows and films as part of the Content Financial Planning & Analysis team. Prior to Hulu, he was an investment associate at Skyview Capital, a middle market tech-focused private equity firm in Los Angeles. Before Skyview, he was an investment banking analyst at Barclays, where he worked on a range of M &A and financing transactions in the life sciences space. In Justin’s spare time, he enjoys powerlifting and drink mixology.

Favorite food: Galbi Jjim


Vanessa is the District Operations Manager.

Vanessa Bishop
District Manager

Vanessa is the District Manager at Everytable. Her background is in fashion retail, most recently serving as Store Manager at Free People. Vanessa has deep experience training employees and building operational processes on the retail floor. Vanessa is from Southern California, but spent most of her childhood moving around the country with her mom who was in the Navy. She attended Mt. San Jacinto College in Menifee, CA.

Favorite Food: Sushi

 Jess Puccinelli

Jess Puccinelli

Jess is the Senior Marketing Manager for Everytable. Jess cultivated strategic restaurant marketing skills while working for Joie de Vivre Hotels and in lifestyle public relations. Jess became passionate about social entrepreneurship after launching her own gifting studio where she partnered exclusively with brands that positively impact the world. Jess is a graduate of The University of Tennessee, School of Journalism and Electronic Media.

Favorite food: Cheese + Charcuterie


We hire from the communities our stores are located in. Many store and kitchen employees are graduates from nonprofits like Groceryships, Chrysalis, and The Right Way Foundation.