We are overwhelmed with the kind words of encouragement during this difficult time. Folks have stated repeatedly that they “wish they could help more”. People have even offered to donate money, and while that is incredibly generous, we feel there are non-profits and neighbors more in need that could us the charity more than us at this point.
That said, if you’d like to invest in our future sustainability, may we suggest purchasing a gift card? This will bring in much-needed funds immediately, and you’ll have a gift card toward future purchases at the Raven.
You can utilize the gift card when you take advantage of our takeout and delivery services that we are currently offering, or in-house when we can gather together at the Raven Cafe again one day.
Don’t live in the area and still want to help? Please consider purchasing a gift card and we will ship it to you. Tuck it in your wallet and use it on your next visit to our fair shores. Alternatively, you can also have it drop-shipped to a loved one who lives locally that could use the aid of a nutritious meal delivered to their door.
Gift Card (Pandemic Support)
Buy a gift card online and we'll ship it to you for free! This is an investment in the Raven's future sustainability. It will bring in much-needed funds immediately, and you'll have a gift card toward future purchases at the Raven.
Our Raven Family Thanks You!
Your gift card purchase supports the sustainability of the Raven Café and our family during the Covid-19 Pandemic. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Sadaat manages the overall operations of the Raven Cafe. He has, at one point or another, worked all the jobs of the Raven: cooking, serving and tending bar.
Jody Parmann (JP)
Co-Owner / Aesthetics Manager
JP organizes the visuals inside, outside and online for the Raven Cafe.
Alyssa, who’s been with the Raven for over 6 and 1/2 years, is a lover of Zelda and all things science/nature related. She does ordering, manages staff, waits tables and tends bar.
Todd has been with the Raven for over 6 years ordering stock, managing the kitchen staff and occasionally tending bar. He’s our lovable grump.
Gail is the keeper of the paperwork. She’s been with the Raven for 18 years… basically since it’s inception in 2002. She put up with grumpy Jerry for 14 years!
Cook & Server
Brandon makes delicious food some days and serves it on the floor other days.
Brittiany serves up delicious Raven fare with a smile, and when needed, she jumps behind the bar to bang out some drinks.
Courtney makes tasty drinks, bench presses bison, and serves yummy food on the floor. Always smiling and kind.
Jeanette has been a server for over 8 years. Mostly you’ll find her upstairs serving patrons tasty beverages and fare.
Barista / Server
Jennifer makes tasty drinks, and serves on the floor. Always smiling and wonderful.
Justin in an incredible artist who makes a mean drink. He’s been with the Raven for over 5 years.
Kyle rocks granny sweaters and grandpa cardigans while he serves Raven food and beverage.
Megan is a thespian, known for wide smiles and great service.
Nick’s welcoming personality always makes it fun to sit at the bar and chat with him.
Sam rocks a beard all men envy. He’s a great server and a awesome team player.
Few people can make serving look effortless. Scott’s one of those people. He’s kind and efficient with patrons.
Tasha sunny demeanor can brighten anyone’s bad day. She’s been a barista at the Raven for over 2 and 1/2 years.
In addition to serving, and washing dishes on occasion, Travis also makes our delicious seasonal cheesecake.
Joey knows his job very well. He’s fast and efficient in the kitchen (even when it gets crazy busy).
The Raven is Matt’s first experience of working in a kitchen. He caught on quick and does a great job.
Chris is experienced, fast and efficient in the Raven kitchen.
Franklin, who looks like Professor Lupin from Harry Potter, is known for listening to “good music” while preparing Raven fare for our patrons.
Joel is helpful and kind in the kitchen.
Joe has been with the Raven for over 6 and 1/2 years. He’s been both a cook and a dishwasher.
Jessica cleans and organizes our library of books. She writes what she lovingly calls “blurgs” about exciting things going on at the Raven.
Paulie has been both a cook and a dishwasher. He enjoys Raven coffee with sugar… and more sugar… and keep pouring…