Dina Samson
The California Club
538 Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Appropriate Business Dress Code Enforced
Friday, Oct 15, 2021 | 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Dina Samson adeptly assumed the role of  “unexpected restaurateur” when she opened her first restaurant, Sotto, alongside husband/chef Steve Samson, in 2011. Since then, she has become the visionary and operational glue for their two current concepts, Rossoblu and Superfine Pizza. Both fall under the banner of the newly formed San Julian Hospitality Group. 

Before joining the restaurant industry, Dina developed her business acumen by spending years in the financial world in investment banking, private equity, and hedge fund operations in San Francisco and New York.  She has also served in chief of staff roles to several financial CEOs, as well as celebrity entrepreneurs P. Diddy and MTV’s Rob Dyrdek. She originally moved to Los Angeles to produce video games for Brash Entertainment/Wall Street Games.

True to their hospitality group’s core values of community and compassion, Dina has co-founded the Independent Hospitality Coalition and RE: Her. Both organizations focus on fostering and uplifting the Los Angeles restaurant community. She has also co-founded the charitable organizations Rossoblu Restaurant Relief Fund, Feeling Superfine Program, and FeedLoveLA, which all focus on addressing food insecurity issues in her community. Samson is both a James Beard Foundation Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership and C200 WinLab fellow.  She also miraculously finds time to raise her young twins.

Beginning Friday, September 3, 2021, The Rotary Club of Los Angeles will require proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test result (within 72 hours of attending) for all members and guests attending our club meetings in person.

Photographic evidence of vaccination/testing proof will be acceptable.

LA5 Members: Please inform all of your invited guests of this important new protocol.

Please note that we will continue to require masks/face coverings for everyone inside the building when not at a Dining Room table or actively enjoying food and beverage.