Development + Partnerships Director
As a life-long Atlanta native, Naomi Green is thrilled to join the Giving Kitchen team as Partnerships and Development Director. Naomi brings extensive experience and knowledge of the restaurant industry which she’s gained over the past 15 years. She has engaged in all dimensions of the restaurant business, rising from a server and bartender to senior management and event planning. Most recently, she was the Director of Events and Marketing at Fox Bros Bar-B-Q, where she significantly contributed to the restaurant’s expansion initiatives. Previously, she was Event and Marketing Manager at the Palm Restaurant in Atlanta. Naomi also worked as a Corporate Trainer around the country and then as Banquet Sales Manager for Maggiano’s Little Italy in Atlanta, Charlotte and Nashville.
Naomi has seen first hand the devastating impact of unanticipated hardship on Atlanta’s restaurant community. These experiences have motivated her to take on a leadership role in many industry related fundraisers, including launching Charlotte’s Web, The Pinky and Team Hidi annual benefit events. Additionally, with the International Women’s House, Naomi works to serve immigrant and refugee women and their children who have been victim of domestic violence. She was also the chief organizer of the Palm’s sponsorship of the PGA’s TOUR Championship fundraiser, supporting the athletic engagement in golfing for children from low income families. Throughout these endeavors, Naomi has combined her practical career experience with the skills obtained through her her studies at Boston University’s College of Communication and Journalism.
Naomi is excited to be able to blend her love for the restaurant community with her commitment to improving the lives of Georgians. She grew up in East Atlanta Village and Little Five Points, attended the Atlanta Public Schools and has remained a beloved fan of all things Atlanta. She currently resides near Decatur, and when she’s not out exploring some of Atlanta’s finest culinary hot spots and hidden dives, Naomi enjoys group running, spending time with her friends and family, and playing soccer regularly.