Steve has been working in restaurants off and on since he was 15 (a wicked long time ago!). He holds an MBA from Northeastern University and a BA from Harvard University’s Extension School. His Czech is awful.
Marie, a native of Prague, Czech Republic, holds a BSN from the University of Massachusetts. She is currently working as a Clinical research nurse at MGH. She has a background in the arts and art history, and has many many many years experience in the food service industry. In her abundant spare time she enjoys reading, the Red Sox, traveling and Rambunctious Rumbles with Jack.
Laura began at the Gulu as a waitress in graduate school recovering from her 10 years working in publishing. She immediately became at home and then the Gulu took over. Her daughter is very forgiving — you can spot her around the cafe from time to time. Make sure to say hi when you see her! She’d love to hear what you think.
Arlie is a true southerner at heart from Baton Rouge, LA. She considers herself a world traveler, lover of animals, and finds joy grooving to music.
New England native; everything I own smells like coffee. I like art, music, and occasional bad puns.
On the seventh day in April, many years ago, a boy was given life in Salem Massachusetts. He went on to grow up in Beverly, learning by making mistakes, living by making memories, and loving by making friends. He trained in theatre, and was relatively good, until he took the role of Macbeth that was being preformed by a troupe of method actors who would pride themselves on authenticity. He was then decapitated and laid dead for a few years until the Gulu-gulu was built over the old stage where he died. Eventually, he was brought back to life by a few local witches (who happened to dabble in necromancy) that had stopped by for some pints and lattes. The cafe knew they had no malevolent skeletons in their closet, so they took him in and he continues to act through his antics and asides while serving up drinks with a smile as part of the Gulu team. You can always spot him with a bowtie around his neck that helps keep his head on his shoulders (in more ways than one).
Carebears are rare, but may be spotted at the roller rink, the comic book shop, or in the background of tourist photographs.
They cannot cook, but eat a tremendous amount and will occasionally make you a pot of tea.
They bite, but not hard.
Charlie is a pure blooded pug and proud of it! Currently Charlie is the full-time Space Pug mascot at our sister shop Flying Saucer Pizza Company. His interests include chewing on grass, furniture, Jack’s toys, and Steve’s fingers. He also enjoys chasing Jack around the house and waking Steve & Marie up in the middle of the night. He snores. A lot.
Chris’ life revolves around music, dogs, puns, and caffeinated beverages!
You may find Cliff lurking in the shadows of Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery during the day. When the sun fades into darkness, he wanders over to Gulu-Gulu Cafe ready to serve you!
Conner grew up in suburban Pennsylvania. Now attending NYU for Anthropology and premed, he is either found with a book in hand or at practice for NYU’s track team. He is always willing to meet new people and loves talking about primates!
Danny grew up in Lynn, MA to great acclaim. He defeated the giants there and took a really long shower. Legend has it, after shedding his skin in Amherst, he endorsed bad art and squishy tofu to fund a secret plan to conquer the espresso machine.
He plots somewhere in Salem.
After four years of (what was sometimes capitalistic drudgery at) business school, Deniz is ready to do what she loves: cook! She spends her days in her home kitchen, reads about food, and writes poetry.
Elektra is a socially awkward gazelle. She enjoys puns, science, music, art, and hopes to someday fulfill an unforeseen destiny through the many ironic coincidences that make up her life.
Artist and world traveler!
George is 28 years old and from Houston TX. He’s lived in the Northeast for the past 8 years and recently moved to Salem. His favorite hobbies are playing video games (He LOVES video games!!!) and playing the guitar.
I like privacy
Mascot and all-around cute puppy
Jack is a Boston terrier. He is a HUGE Red Sox fan and was born during the pivotal ALDS Series against the Yankees. He enjoys his ball, other dogs, licking, and cuddling. Occasionally he barks like a duck. It’s very strange.
Katie grew up in Marblehead, but after high school left MA to undertake a journey in the mystical mountains of Vermont. There, she shed her dorky adolescent form in a vortex of spun fire, slack lines and ceramics, emerging as the energetic kissed-by-fire pixie you may glimpse around the Gulu today. She’s returned from the mountains for a spell because, as Elrond has said, “I Aear can ven na mar” (The sea calls us home).
I like kittens and art. I also like cooking and eating. Just not kittens.
Prepare for trouble!
Make it double!
To protect the world from devastation!
To unite all peoples within our nation!
To denounce the evils of truth and love!
To extend our reach to the stars above!
Team Rocket, blast off at the speed of light!
Surrender now, or prepare to fight!
Lucas is from Texas.
He likes coffee and sitting in chairs.
He has two cats.
He is afraid of salesmen and Hulk Hogan.
Cats are my best friends. I love my son Guy, listening to music, gardening, and knitting. Im always saying positive because the universe is always watching!
more to be revealed …
Plastic surgeon. Really good at folding clothes. Pokémon expert. Dodgeball coach. 2014 college graduate. Clay expert. Jello hands. Brussel sprouts and knows how to cook them. Fast cars.
Dishwasher / Host
I do my best to make dishwashing as fun and fabulous as possible- with a pink apron and a bright smile I’ll wash your dinnerware in record timing.
Bikes, Beers, Beards, Bacons & #Bertoftheday!
Matt grew up in Lynn with a love for art, his dog, and food. He now goes to college for theater. He thinks he is a lot funnier than he actually is.
Max is from Salem.
Max sings songs.
Max does dishes.
I enjoy anime, drawing, fixing PCs, and anything nerdy in general. I am also BFFs with Netflix.
more to be revealed …
I’m a Johnson and Wales graduate who grew up in Salem… Then came back. I love music, video games, tasty food and people. Feel free to say hi if I’m not busy 😀
She’s a midget.
more to be revealed …
Morgan is an illustrator/ artist who grew up in Massachusetts then fled the country life for art school in Brooklyn! 12 years later she’s back in her home state and super excited to embrace Salem!
If Niamh had a dollar for everytime someone mispronounced her name she would be in Paris right now, sipping coffee at a cafe. However for now she is happy being an internet dwelling teenager. She hopes to live her life with the energy of a Baz Luhrmann film, the charm of a Wes Anderson movie, and the wisdom of a Shakespeare play. She enjoys cats, ice cream, and vintage clothing.
In one hand she holds a glass of scotch.
In the other, a tablespoon of peanut butter.
She is often found with confetti in her pockets and pie on the mind.
She’ll steal your sanity by accident, your dog if you let her, and your french fries, even if you are looking.
She is undeniably the coolest person you know, despite the fact that no one knows her.
Welcome to the Gulu-Gulu Café! My name is Ronald. Working at this restaurant has been a great opportunity for me to learn how to conduct myself appropriately in the work environment. I really enjoy meeting and working with everybody. Everyone is really friendly and outgoing to one-another. Mainly as employees we want to make the customers feel at home and welcomed!
Just a small dork lookin’ to party (by party, she means watch Netflix).
Livin’ life until it can’t be lived!
EARLY IN THE 21ST CENTURY, SKYNET, A MILITARY DEFENSE PROGRAM, BECAME SELF-AWARE. VIEWING HUMANITY AS A THREAT TO ITS EXISTENCE, SKYNET DECIDED TO STRIKE FIRST.
THE SURVIVORS OF THE NUCLEAR FIRE CALLED THE EVENT JUDGMENT DAY.
THEY LIVED ONLY TO FACE A NEW NIGHTMARE…
THE WAR AGAINST THE MACHINES. TO HUNT DOWN AND ERADICATE HUMANS, SKYNET BUILT TERMINATORS.
AS THE WAR RAGES ON, LEADERS OF THE HUMAN RESISTANCE GROW DESPERATE.
SOME BELIEVE ONE MAN HOLDS THE KEY TO SALVATION.
OTHERS BELIEVE HE IS A FALSE PROPHET.
HIS NAME IS TIM OLIVER.