Lark is a communal dining experience. Lark conceptualizes and creates opportunities for people to connect and be inspired in multiple ways be it through food, design, art, fashion, and conversation.
Meet The Lark Team!
Owner/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 the great outdoors. A few years later she moved to Northern California where she was deluged in fashion and culture. She eventually settled in Southern California and has been fortunate to have explored many U.S. cities big and small as well as Japan, Canada and Argentina.
Her love of adventure and discovery led to her favorite pastime, “going on larks!”. Always a dreamer, she soon created a way to bring everyone along.
Lisa applies the knowledge and inspiration she acquired through her successful years producing photo shoots in Los Angeles to bring connection and style to every communal dining experience.
Lisa holds a B.A. Degree in Psychology from CSU Fullerton (yes, she is analyzing you!) and lives with her husband and two sons in the salty seaside town of Huntington Beach, California.
FORK IN THE ROAD CATERING
Southern California native 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 Road. They live in Long Beach with their two adorable children.
We love creating and collaborating with Chefs Andrew Marco + Ralph Hsiao (@rctngl) who have crafted up their own table with a culmination of Los Angeles meets Asia inspired combinations. Believing food is often the first barrier of entry into another person’s world and another person’s culture, they can literally share the taste of their combined experiences + upbringing.
They say it best: “If we are open to eating new and different foods, we can be open with each other”.
We are always happy to “break bread” with these two!
KAILEE IN THE KITCHEN
Kailee Walters a lover of food & culture, this woman never misses an opportunity to be immersed in the culinary world taking on roles of food stylist, food blogger, test cook + content creator – she holds a vision and works until she gets it.
Tyler Rodriguez (yoga by day, wine by night) pours love + knowledge into pairing wine with our chef crafted menus.
Andrea Luna Reece Artist / Ceramicist
Andrea’s beautiful + functional hand-made plates adorn every lark table (@lunareececeramics)
They define the lark experience in countless ways and we find that working side by side brings about a certain boundless energy to every communal table.
Create + Collaborate + Elevate