2015 2016 Steering Committee


Liaison with a national office, the local regional governor and other leaders in the region
Runs general meetings
Acts as primary contact for the Chapter and the Steering Committee
Oversees the activities of the Chapter, and ensures that the Chapter is meeting all its responsibilities
Contact Chair

Co-Chair and Secretary

Keeps minutes of Steering Committee meetings
Updates bylaws when necessary
Maintains the board roster
Contact Secretary


Monitors and reports on Food Orange County finances
Manages and suggests revisions to the budget
Acts as one of two signing authorities for the chapter bank account
Contact Treasurer


Creates members-only and public events that speak specifically to Foods’ ideal of taste education and raise awareness of great food in Orange County. Some events raise funds for Food charities and membership activities, as well
Contact Events


Contacts new Food members who have affiliated with the Orange County Chapter
Works to increase membership and participation in chapter activities
Contact Membership


Implements social action programs
Develops relationships with organizations, chefs and other individuals who can help further our mission
Contact Outreach

Communications Open

Organizes all contact with members and the community at large, including the website, newsletter, social media sites, press, and other marketing outlets
Contact Communications

Programs School and Community Gardens

The SCG program helps establish edible gardens throughout Orange County in schools, churches, and other venues more information on the program can be found here
Contact School and Community Gardens

Programs Snail of Appreciation

The Snail of Appreciation program honors local restaurateurs, culinary artisans and CSA (community supported agriculture) producers who exemplify the principles of Food and contribute to the quality, authenticity, and sustainability of food in our community more information on the program and nomination form are here
Contact Snail of Appreciation

At Large

At Large


Ad Hoc Committees

These are formed as needed for special projects, large events, etc.