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James Beard-Winning Lucques Group to Help Oversee Food at Reagan Library

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Big changes come to the Simi Valley landmark next year

Reagan Library
Reagan Library
Reagan Library
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

The Los Angeles-area Reagan Library is switching up its food and beverage program soon, bringing on a big new corporate tenant with ties to Caroline Styne and Suzanne Goin of the Lucques Group.

Per a release sent by the presidential library, the new food and drink provider for the Simi Valley property will be Sodexo, a large-scale management company based in France with well over 400,000 employees worldwide. They’ve already partnered with a number of large venues across Southern California, including the Hollywood Bowl where they brought on Goin and Styne to oversee the food. Now they’re back together, with the Lucques team focusing on the library’s prodigious catering and events business.

Styne and Goin are both James Beard Foundation Award winners, and run a collection of some of the most prominent restaurants in Los Angeles, from Lucques to A.O.C. They’ll start on the new Reagan Library account in January as Sodexo overhauls the restaurants at Air Force One Pavilion, adding kiosks and self-ordering stations as well as new menu items. Sodexo will also guide the construction of a new dining terrace complete with a wine bar that overlooks the greater Santa Rosa Valley.

The new changes will begin to take effect early next year. Meanwhile, the Regan Library remains open, and has been unaffected by the nearby Woolsey Fire.

Reagan Library. 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, CA.