About the Owners

Lisa eric bw

Lisa Wagoner has spent her career in the food and beverage industry.

Iva Lee was Lisa’s beloved grandmother who was born in the South in 1915 -the restaurant was named in her honor. She came from a long line of Southern women who traditionally passed down recipes since their arrival in the United States in 1640. Wagoner’s favorite childhood memories include watching her grandmother cooking in the kitchen, and serving delicious meals for the enjoyment of family and welcomed friends. Eric Wagoner is a certified sommelier with extensive wine and beverage knowledge. He mixes up some of the best cocktails in Orange County!

The Wagoners branched out with a successful catering business a few years after opening their restaurant. Today, they are one of Orange County’s premiere full-service catering companies that service many events including: weddings, corporate events, fundraisers, birthday parties, baby showers, wedding showers and more!

Meet the Iva Lee’s Team

Left to Right:

Miya Carew, Catering Food & Beverage Manager

Sarah Keenen, Executive Catering Chef

Heather Zeitlin, Catering Food & Beverage Manager

Lisa Wagoner, Owner