Joy Starlene Church
Joy Church owns the creative agency, JCPlaysWithFood. As a culinary coach, Joy help food and beverage brands of all sizes develop and launch their products, and expand and grow their businesses. Joy’s resume includes eighteen years of non-profit leadership with a focus on food justice and security for underserved communities. Joy is a true food enthusiast; having traveled on culinary trips to Central America, Asia, and Europe. She previously worked in F&B in Laguna Beach and Berkeley, CA. Joy writes CartWire, a monthly round-up of Portland food carts, for Eater Pdx and is Contributing Editor for The Portland Pour. Previously, she was the food columnist for Yuuyake Shimbun, Oregon’s only Japanese/English newspaper. These days, you can follow Joy’s eating and imbibing escapades on Instagram @jcplayswithfood.