At Juju, you’ll find Kaci serving up Asian tapas with bold flavors and big personality. This 24-year-old chef prepares each dish from the heart with attention to tradition, whimsy, local integrity and deliciousness. Some standout dishes at Juju include the charred octopus, Thai coconut soup and brown butter pot de creme. Kaci has been working in the food industry for more than seven years and studied in the culinary program at the Art Institute in Durham. Her love affair with food began at a young age, and she recalls cooking with her dad and enjoying family meals each evening at 7:30 p.m. on the dot. Kaci loves calling Durham her home because it’s so welcoming and accepting of everyone and everything. Her grandmother suffered from melanoma, so this evening’s cause really hits home for her.