Camilla Marcus

Camilla Marcus is the Chef/Founder of west~bourne, the popular all day, zero-waste, accidentally vegetarian restaurant in SoHo, Manhattan that operates with a unique, fully integrated philanthropic business model. Through a partnership with Robin Hood Foundation, 1% of every purchase made at the restaurant benefits The Door, an organization that supports local hospitality training for youth and from which west~bourne hires most of its team. A native Angeleno, Camilla created west~bourne’s menu to pay homage to California’s bounty, while every detail of west~bourne’s design has been thoughtfully sourced with California craftsmanship and sustainability in mind. Formerly the Director of Business Development for Union Square Hospitality Group, Camilla has also worked in real estate investing for Colony Capital and CIM Group, and trained in both business and law at the Wharton School and New York University. She holds a culinary degree from the International Culinary Center and has worked at some of New York City’s most celebrated restaurants, including dell’anima, Riverpark and Union Square Café. 

With west~bourne, she is now the chef, the investor, and the entrepreneur, committed to rethinking what it means to be a good neighbor through the lens of hospitality. Camilla is also an active angel investor, the co-founder of TechTable, a hospitality technology thought leadership platform, and a partner of Pound for Pound Consulting, a boutique strategic and creative agency for hospitality-related initiatives. west~bourne will soon be the first certified zero-waste restaurant in New York City and in the fall of 2019, Camilla worked in tandem with Vivvi to launch the first childcare facility with dedicated hours for parents in the hospitality industry.