Food Trucking or Rule Bucking: Land Use and Mobile Food

APA Hawaii Chapter


Thursday, September 21, 2017
3:45 p.m. - 5 p.m. HST

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What serves anything from plate lunches to gourmet dishes, can move on all fours, and has continued in popularity for many generations?  Attendees of this breakout session will learn the answer to this question: food-trucks of course!  While Oahu is very familiar with lunch wagons as part of the food landscape, the food-truck industry continues to evolve and attract more diners.  Many zoning regulations have not kept up with regulating and accommodating the changing food-truck industry.  This session will explore food-truck regulations and reflect on the various positions of the community.


Ryoji Soranaka

Ryoji Soranaka is COO of Aloha Plate food truck, owner and chef at OGO Ono-Loa Hawaii Restaurant in Akasaka Japan, and CEO of OGO Corporation Japan. Aloha Plate is the season four winner of the Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race.” Aloha Plate serves up delicious Hawaiian food ... Read More

Marcus L. Landsberg IV

Marcus Landsberg is a criminal defense attorney selected to the 2017 Super Lawyers list. He has been the defense attorney in some well-known cases such as the "Reef Beef" on the Big Island that was featured on the Today show. In 2012, Marcus was hired to defend multiple food trucks ... Read More

Gil Riviere

Senator Gil Riviere represents the North and Windward Shores of Oahu in the Hawaii State Legislature. He is Vice-Chair of the Agriculture and Environment Committee, and is a member of the Senate Committees on Ways & Means, and Education. Senator Riviere previously served in the House of Representatives, 2010-2012. As a ... Read More

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