About

Lark is a pop-up restaurant and marketplace experience.  Attracting a sophisticated, but unpretentious clientele, Lark conceptualizes and creates interesting spaces to inspire guests in multiple ways be it through food, design, art, and conversation.

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Our goal is to create a relaxing environment where people can be themselves and enjoy the company of others as we gather at the communal table.

The Marketplace begins with elements used for design of the space.  We love to collaborate with people who are passionate about their craft for special offerings.

All larks are open invitation until all seats are full.  Due to nature of our events, menu is subject to slight changes. Produce sourced local & organic when available.

Producer/Creative Director, Lisa Gutierrez-Martinez

Being the last child in a military family, Lisa Gutierrez-Martinez spent her formative years in Germany, gawking at the teenagers ‘70’s attire and enjoying tea with adults.  At age 7, she moved to Colorado where she developed her love of nature and attained a strong academic foundation.   A few years later she moved to Northern California where she was enlightened of fashion and culture.   She finally settled in Southern California and enjoyed travel to U.S. Cities big and small as well as few jaunts overseas to Japan, Canada, and Argentina.   The love of adventure and discovery instilled from childhood led to her favorite pastime, “going on larks!”.

Lisa applies the skills she has acquired through her fun and successful years coordinating and producing trend inspired stock photo shoots as well as commercial video shoots for an international brand.

Lisa holds a B.A. Degree in Psychology from California State Fullerton and lives with her husband and two sons in Huntington Beach, CA.

Lisa Gutierrez Martinez

Lisa Martinez on a lark with Twig & Willow in Long Beach, California

Lark Team & Collaborators

Chef Kyle Powers can make magic happen.  He is a self-taught culinary wonder and a lover of creating the most amazing food experiences.  A master at make-shift kitchens and on the tip top level on like-ability scale, he easily wins you over.  Experiencing a lark with this master chef and personality sends good vibes in all directions. Kyle and his wife, Marisa, own an amazing catering business called Fork In The RoadThey live in Long Beach with their young daughter Addison.

Chef Kyle Powers of Fork in The Road Catering

Chef Kyle Powers of Fork in The Road Catering on a lark at Sourced. in Laguna Beach, C

Chef Lena Ksanti of @pureveganfood creates the most nourishing raw plant based menus for our vegan communal dinner parties.  This fiery Chef travels around the world teaching people healthy & delicious go hand in hand.  We love having her good energy on our larks–and there is always the exciting element of discovery with her food.

Chef Lena Ksanti founder of Pure Vegan Food on a lark at Sourced. in Laguna Beach, California

Chef Lena Ksanti founder of Pure Vegan Food on a lark at Sourced. in Laguna Beach, California

Contributing to Lark’s style and talent is Monique Schulfer (@mysaltysoul) is our Creative Assistant, she is our right hand/go-getter and is always up for creating something new. Monique is perfect at creating collaborative relationships between lark and our contributors. She is also constant stream of ideas coupled with a tremendous amounts of encouragement.

Lisa Martinez + Monique Schulfer

Monique Schulfer + Lisa Martinez on a lark at Jolie in Lido Marina Village

Natasha Reta Sous Chef

Natasha Reta

Natasha Reta on a lark at Sourced. in Laguna Beach, Ca

Tyler Rodriguez Wine Aficionado

Lisa Martinez + Tyler Rodriguez

Lisa Martinez + Tyler Rodriguez wine aficionado

Ginger Wallace, Stylist Assistant 

Lisa & Ginger on a lark @Aosa Coffee

Lisa Martinez + Ginger Wallace on a lark at AoSA Coffee

Andrea Luna Reece Artist / Ceramicist 

Andrea Luna Reece on a lark at Haskell in West Side Costa Mesa.

Andrea Luna Reece on a lark at Haskell in West Side Costa Mesa.

They define the lark experience in countless ways.