Our Neighborhood

Santa Monica, California is a special place to work, to live and to experience. It offers a warm coastal climate, beautiful vistas of the Pacific Ocean and a vibrant and dynamic business community that still retains a hometown feel and commitment to serving its residents and visitors alike. JiRaffe takes pride within the community in being an active participant. Chef/Owner Raphael Lunetta is active on the Board of Directors of the Santa Monica Visitors & Convention Bureau, is a well-known personality within the Downtown Santa Monica business community, and a friendly face at the local and well-respected Santa Monica Farmer’s Market.

Within the neighborhood, Chef Raphael can be seen sourcing food at the markets, chatting with the local downtown workers and supporting many neighborhood events and causes within Santa Monica.

In addition, JiRaffe and Chef Raphael take great pride in supporting the efforts for clean water around the world and particularly in Santa Monica Bay. As a life-long surfer, he realizes the joys of the water, the commitment and what it takes to keep our local waters clean and sustainable for future generations. He acknowledges the everyday responsibility as well as the joy of being able to raise his family and enjoy the benefits of Santa Monica and all of Southern California.