Marrissa is a former lifestyle journalist and seasoned PR tastemaker with nearly 10 years of media experience—and an incomparable palette in her arsenal. Marrissa leads JPR’s rapidly growing culinary division, having spearheaded national campaigns including Disneyland Resort’s exclusive dining experience 21 Royal.
In a time when culinary culture has evolved from a selective preoccupation to a form of mass entertainment, Marissa is a proven gourmand who speaks the language and navigates the crowded media landscape. As a trend forecaster, she refreshes the lexicon in real-time for her clients and teams.
Thanks to this next-level insight, she’s orchestrated strategic campaigns for her treasured toques at world-class events like Relais & Châteaux GourmetFest, the largest US annual gathering of Michelin-starred chefs, as well as James Beard House, Outstanding in the Field and Pebble Beach Food & Wine.
Wielding macro-micro insight, she’s maintained a big-picture strategy for legendary clients from The Irvine Company Retail Centers and Hakkasan Group to Four Seasons and The ONE Group.
Marrissa has also brokered bigtime brand partnerships with the likes of ChefWorks, SXSW Conference & Festivals and Hendrick’s Gin. She’s landed coveted national TV opportunities on The Today Show and CNBC and scored serious ink in Food & Wine, Town & Country, Imbibe and The New York Times.