At Juju in Durham, North Carolina, you’ll find Executive Chef Kaci Walker serving up Asian tapas with bold flavors and personality. This 23-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, amongst others. Chef Kaci has been working in the food industry for over 6 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 7:30pm on the dot. Chef Kaci loves calling Durham her home because it’s so welcoming and accepting of everyone and everything. Her grandmother suffered from melanoma, so our cause really hits home for her, and she’s looking forward to giving back to her community at our Taste For a Cure Chef’s Gala.