A native of Los Angeles, Katherine Richardson began learning about cooking from her Grandmother at a very early age. From Grandparents with restaurant backgrounds, to her first job in a coffee shop at the age of 16, Katherine was destined for the hospitality industry. Her love for food and knowledge took her to enroll in a culinary program in Downtown LA where she learned the fundamentals of cooking. Her next step was a move to San Francisco to immerse herself in the ever changing food scene for the past 10 years. This is where she met her husband Johnny and where she was introduced to the world of cycling. Now back in her native Southern California, she is ready to bring over 20 years of industry knowledge and food discovery to the À Bloc team providing healthy homemade foods, cycling friendly snacks and freshly baked goods to the LA community.
Originally hailing from the sunshine state, Johnny has spent twenty four years working most every aspect of the restaurant industry, from dishwasher to manager, and everything in between.
The last fifteen years he spent in San Francisco, cultivating his love of cycling & adventure while developing a sustainable, organic, farm to table mentality.
Johnny found his way to Los Angeles in 2015 after a soul searching cross country bicycle ride where he devised a plan to combine his love for coffee & cycling with all natural, whole food based ride nutrition.
Originally hailing from Leeds in Yorkshire (UK), Kjeld (pronounced Kel) is a passionate life-long cyclist and ex- mountain bike racer. He moved from his native England to NYC in 1999 and then to L.A. in 2003, and has been a resident of Mt. Washington since 2004.
Founding à bloc allows him to channel his passion for cycling culture, coffee, and food together into one space; and help build a community for people to enjoy all three. He is the founder of the independent cycling apparel brand superdomestik.cc which has its HQ and Flagship Retail Store within à bloc, and you can often find his cycling photography in pelotonmagazine.com. Photo: Greg Erwin