Session Block 3 - How Urban Foodies are Reshaping Cities

APA California Chapter, Orange Section


Thursday, November 1, 2018
1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. PDT

CM | 1.50

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Is the rise of the Foodie Movement shaping and transforming local neighborhoods, community spaces, and the social environment?  Hear from local city planners and Foodie Influencers who build, design and operate these dynamic food destinations.



Lisa Kim

Lisa was appointed Assistant City Manager in June 2019 and maintains direct oversight of the Community and Economic Development Department for the City of Garden Grove. She brings more than 25 years of experience in the field of economic development, community revitalization, and redevelopment dissolution, with an emphasis in business ... Read More

Kimberly Gras

Kimberley Gros, as someone who is “always on the look-out” for well-crafted food/drink, the concept of SteelCraft, an open food hall utilizing modified shipping containers on a vacant lot in Bixby Knolls, CA, came very naturally. Kim’s vision of SteelCraft brings three core elements to the table: construction ... Read More

Eduardo Lee

Eduardo Lee, is the co-founder of Wahoo’s Fish Taco. Ed oversees the company’s continued expansion and development while also supporting many national and local community-based events, in addition to serving as a board member of various non-profit organizations. Among his passions, he has been a tremendous influence and ... Read More

Stephen F. Jones

Steven Jones, with an approach to bring the public and work environments together, Jones, an architect and designer, has become a ‘placemaker’ with new concepts of dining, work spaces, and entertainment facilities that create design experiences that are not only dynamic and original, but effective, efficient, and sustainable. For a ... Read More

Nancy Huynh

Nancy Huynh is an Associate Planner with the City of Costa Mesa. Prior to coming to Costa Mesa, Nancy worked as a planning consultant for Kapstone Consulting, working primarily with the City of Irvine. She has been a food enthusiast ever since cooking and eating with her grandma in Boston ... Read More

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