Born in out of a Hollywood apartment, PARMBOYZ founders Chris Amirault and Jake Kolack began making Italian-American fare for friends and family members in 2016. Growing up in Boston, they were raised on East Coast style comfort food like parmigiana, baked ziti, and manicotti. In an effort to recreate those Sunday suppers with family, they started hosting parm and pasta events every six weeks as a way to bring people together and share the nostalgic flavors of their childhood.
Armed with a half baked idea of a parm
pop up, the boys connected with friends
Caitlin and Daniel Cutler, and Nick Meyer,
the creative team of Ronan Restaurant in West Hollywood. After a short conversation, the team went right into recipe testing and cocktail development. PARMBOYZ was born.
PARMBOYZ now serves guests two Sundays a month at Ronan and plans to expand the pop up to other US cities as well. A portion of every PARMBOYZ sales is donated to the WCCW, the Women’s Center for Creative Work, an organization dedicated to building community and elevating the work of Women and Non-Binary artists, makers and creative practitioners in Los Angeles.