Marissa Hermer: Creating A Home Away From Home

TAOP Staff

" I really need this here and maybe other people do too. And actually if someone else does it I'm not going to be happy so I want to do it myself. We gotta do it because no one's going to build your dreams for you.

Marissa Hermer, Owner of The Draycott and Olivetta in Los Angeles, is one of LA’s newest and most exciting restaurateurs. In a city with a relentless dining scene, she’s carved a name for herself by creating neighborhood restaurants that feel like a home away from home. In this episode, Marissa shares the catalyst for her starting a restaurant group shortly after a life changing move from London to LA with her family. We talk about her restaurants in depth as she highlights the challenges of being an operator in today’s reality, and how she’s responded to the pandemic with the “You Give. We Cook. They Eat.” campaign.


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