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Marissa Hermer

Co-Founder & President

Boujis Group

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Marissa Hermer’s Biography

Marissa Hermer is an entrepreneur, restaurateur, author and Co-Founder & President of Boujis Group.

Hermer created issima at La Peer Hotel, featuring wood fired-fare, DJs and cocktails alongside the acclaimed Olivetta, which offers a fine-dining experience with cuisine rooted in Mediterranean culture and Californian sensibility. She is also the owner of The Draycott, a family brasserie-café that finds inspiration in London life and fresh local products as the flagship restaurant of Caruso’s Palisades Village. During the early days of the COVID pandemic, Hermer launched a fundraiser that provided meals for first responders and frontline workers called You Give. We Cook. They Eat.

Hermer also co-founded Maverick Snacks, a healthy brand of packaged food that seeks to combat the childhood obesity problem by creating enjoyable snack options for children.

Early in her career, Hermer worked with Ian Schrager in New York City to open the Gramercy Park Hotel, alongside other successful projects. When she was in London, she went on to use her experience with Ignite Group, a food, beverage and entertainment corporation based in the UK that includes the Boujis, Bumpkin and Eclipse restaurants. Additionally, she established Top Dog Diner, a high-class hot dog restaurant that take inspiration from British and US ingredients to create unique flavors.

As an author, Hermer wrote 'An American Girl in London: 120 Nourishing Recipes for Your Family from a California Expat' by drawing from her childhood in California. The recipes include variations on traditional British dishes with fresh takes from her roots in Southern California. Her also starred in Bravo TV’s 'Ladies of London', an American reality show that follows the lives of various expat women in London.

She holds a BA in Psychology and Sociology from Middlebury College.

Marissa’s Newsfeed

Restaurant Maven Marissa Hermer Opens New L.A. Hotspot Issima

Marissa Hermer discusses the inspiration for opening her new restaurant, Issima, how her experiences in New York have helped her career take shape and the fresh Mediterranean-inspired menu.

Marissa Hermer of Olivetta and The Draycott is the Mama Lion of Restaurateurs

Marissa Hermer describes her experience with creating pop ups for Olivetta in the midst of the COVID pandemic to keep up with recent openings and closings in the hospitality industry.

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Marissa’s Background

Boujis Group
Co-Founder & President
May 2021 - Present
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Boujis Group specializes in establishing unique Food & Beverage concepts around the world, while focusing on enhanced dining and nightlife experiences for its customers. It has successfully created London, Europe and Asia’s most beloved restaurants, bars, and nightclubs.
May 2021 - Present
Los Angeles, CA, USA
issima is a tribute to the estival euro beach holiday. It features wood-fired fare, hedonistic cocktails and nightly DJs, tucked in a hidden cove at La Peer Hotel.
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Marissa’s Gallery

Current Board Positions

Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors
2019 - Present
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Marissa serves as a member of the community of business owners who are working hard to bring new ideas and plan events to engage the local community and inspire growth.


Apr 2020 - Present
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Marissa has facilitated the delivery of donated meals to the frontline workers and medical staff at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, UCLA Westwood, Children’s Hospital LA, St. John’s Hospital as well as the needy and the elderly.


Ladies of London
Featured Cast Member
London, UK
Marissa was one of the six 'Ladies of London', an American reality television series that aired on Bravo between 2014 and 2017. The series followed the lives of six women who live in London as they balance their social lives, businesses, and families.


An American Girl in London
Apr 2017
Marissa created a cookbook drawing inspiration from her American upbringing and combining it with the best of British cuisine.

Marissa’s Education

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Middlebury College
BA, Psychology and Sociology
1999 - 2003