Tami Toups was born and raised in Metairie, Louisiana. She began working in the restaurant industry summer of 1994 at the The Bagel Factory. She moved on to hosting at Ruby Tuesday’s while attending Louisiana State University in 1995. After a year she moved home to attend massage therapy school and began working at Charley G’s Seafood Grill as a hostess. Tami then realized her love for the industry and transferred to The University of New Orleans to study Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism. She learned all different faucets of the business working for Charley G’s Seafood Grill from hosting, serving, training team, business administration, Catering Coordinator, and Front House Manager. This is also where she met her husband, Gabe, whom she married in May of 1999. Tami moved to Carrollton, Georgia in May of 2002 and became a stay at home mom. She enjoyed her time with her family for several years. She then felt led to support her husband and pursue their dream of opening their own restaurant. So on November 14, 2006, Gabe’s Downtown Louisiana Bistro opened its doors. Tami ran this business as General Manager/Owner for four years. She has recently pulled herself out of the daily on site responsibilities after giving birth to their third child. She is still involved with running the business through the team she hired to take her place. Tami loves being at home again with her family. She also loves to read, run, and pray. Like Gabe, she loves watching the Saints play on Sunday’s after church with their three children Victoria, Gabe, and Emma.
Position: Sous Chef
Position: Sous Chef
Name: John Jones
Birthday: Sept 18
Bio: Graduated the University of West Georgia this year with BA in psychology. He has been at Gabe’s since 2007 and is the most requested server we have. Charming and intelligent he keeps our regulars coming back. In his down time he loves drinking Scotch and listening to punk rock music.
Birthday: May 13
Bio: Tamara is a freshman at the University of West Georgia and one day hopes to open a restaurant as successful as Gabe’s.
Birthday: January 11
Chris is currently studying biology at Kennesaw State and is interested in becoming a geneticist. He is a laid back guy who enjoys all life has to offer. Indy music and killer style are just part of what makes Chris so intriguing.