At Olive & Thyme, we believe the best memories are made when gathered around the table. For almost ten years, we have been passing along our shared culinary experiences through our menus. With us, you can sit and stay awhile, enjoy a quick meal to-go or find a unique take away item from our globally-inspired retail marketplace. Our dishes feature everyday favorites rooted in three important qualities: seasonality, freshness and familiarity. This means working with local farmers, sourcing organic ingredients and taking our time crafting each dish. Savory or sweet, light or indulgent, you’ll always find a memorable bite.
events & catering
Let us handle your next gathering and everything will be taken care of, from cuisine to decor to rentals. By practicing an intentional and tailored approach, we are able to create visionary events that are curated specifically for each occasion, no matter if it’s a private dinner for two under the stars or a gala with hundreds of guests. Our full-service team keeps a careful eye on every detail, ensuring that the host feels like they’re attending a fabulous party, not coordinating one. We are always honored to be invited and it’s our pleasure to partner with our clients to create memories in style.
We know gift giving is personal. That’s why we take our curated approach to life and style and apply it to our gift baskets. Each one is filled with handpicked products from our gift concierge, sourced from our retail marketplace fully stocked with rare items chef and owner Melina Davis personally uses and loves. Let us help you create a memorable story the next time a birthday, baby, or holiday comes around.
Chef and owner Melina Davies opened the first Olive & Thyme in 2011 in the Toluca Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. A former film producer, she ventured into restaurant ownership with an adoration for cooking that began as a child and the much-needed support of her family. Now, almost a decade later, she has grown her once dream restaurant into a bustling business that includes full-service catering, custom gifting and a namesake cookbook. Her love for creating togetherness through shared culinary experiences has made Olive & Thyme into a destination where she and her team spend their days cultivating good company.
“Does our family go to Olive & Thyme every day? Maybe. And by maybe, I mean yes. Melina Davies knows what gathering for a meal means to so many of us. It’s a chance for our family and friends to share a rare, calm moment together to laugh, talk, and soothe our souls with delicious, beautiful food made with love. The fact that we can now make some of her magic at home makes me feel warm and fuzzy. Will this mean we go into Olive & Thyme less? Maybe. And by maybe―I mean, see you tomorrow morning, Melina.”
― Melissa McCarthy, actor, writer, and fashion designer
"Davies, a Southern California restaurateur, delivers on her commitment to unfussy food in this welcoming book…Beginner and occasional cooks will be able to execute the recipes in this charming volume with confidence.”
― Publisher's Weekly