We recently had the pleasure of producing the groundbreaking ceremony for an upcoming affordable housing development, RISE Apartments. Owned by RISE Housing, LP, RISE Apartments will consist of 56 furnished studio units for low- and very low-income veterans and will provide much needed supportive housing.
Located near Exposition Park in south Los Angeles, the apartment development will also offer residents training to improve financial standing, launch and sustain small businesses and strengthen neighborhoods through non-profit organization RISE Financial Pathways.
The morning event included a press conference with remarks by state and local public officials including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Councilmember Curren Price, Jr., and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.
Working closely with RISE Housing, LP, the Pink Salt Cuisine team produced the groundbreaking ceremony with help from event partners Bright Event Rentals and Modern Illumination. From building the tent and providing seating for press conference attendees to working with media to ensure all news teams had access to audio, this event was truly a collaborative effort that marks the start of a wonderful addition to the community.
Following the press conference, guests were invited to enjoy the plant-based breakfast made by Chef Hope. Menu items included a selection of breakfast breads and muffins, hemp seed granola and coconut yogurt parfaits, and carrot lox with housemade cashew cream cheese and bagels.
To reduce the event’s environmental impact, all plates, utensils and drinkware were made of compostable materials. Working with Epic Renewal, Pink Salt Cuisine was able to divert a total of 13 pounds of compostable waste from landfills.
We were so honored to be a part of this event and are excited to see the completed building in 2020.
Tenting and Rentals: Bright Event Rentals
Audio Visual: Modern Illumination
Composting Service: Epic Renewal
Catering and Decor: Pink Salt Cuisine