About

We create well styled communal dinner parties in SoCal for curious + adventurous people who love food, wine & design.

We pop-up in  inspirational spaces, collaborate with people who love their craft, and send an invite to our followers.

If you see/hear about a lark, drop everything you are doing and join us! 

Cheers! Something about creating fills you up in so many ways.

 

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 discovered a way to bring everyone along.

Lisa applies the knowledge and inspiration she acquired through her successful years producing still 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.

Owner/Creative Director Lisa Martinez at Cleobella

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 RoadThey live in Long Beach with their two adorable children. His latest adventure is with The Meat Co. in Los Alamitos! 

Chef Kyle Powers

 

RCTNGL 

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!

Andrew Marco + Ralph Hsiao of rctngl of Los Angeles

 

Mitch Maher  (mbmaher.com) Our favorite conversationalist, former bartender from San Francisco and professional photographer has captured many of larks, shaken some drinks, hosted guerrilla larks and has had a birds eye view to this adventure. 

Photographer Mitch Maher

 

Tyler Rodriguez (yoga and real estate by day, wine by night @tyler_theyogilender) pours love + knowledge + good energy into pairing wine with our chef crafted menus.

Tyler Rodriguez on a lark at Lawrence Fodor Artist loft DTLA

 

Andrea Luna Reece Artist / Ceramicist  Andrea’s beautiful + functional hand-made plates adorn every lark table (@lunareececeramics)

Artist Andrea Luna Reece @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.

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