Thomas Odermatt

Chef
Thomas Odermatt

San Francisco

About Thomas Odermatt

Thomas Odermatt is the chef/owner of Roli Roti. As a son of a Swiss ‘Metzgermeister’, or master butcher, he literally grew up in his family’s butcher shop in the Swiss Alps. This humble little shop is where he learned his family's secrets of succulent, tender rotisserie.

My Venues


At My Venues

Porchetta sandwich
Porchetta sandwich
$$, Food Truck, Food, Embarcadero
"Roli Roti in San Francisco has one of the best porchetta sandwiches I’ve ever tasted. You see the porchetta in the rotisserie, bubbling and cracking, getting crispier by the moment. When it’s sliced, the juices that drip out are used as a savory spread on the great ciabatta bread, then the sandwich gets a finish of fresh arugula. You can also order a side of the potatoes that sit at the bottom of the rotisserie, soaking up all the pork renderings. Truly one of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had."
Porchetta sandwich
Porchetta sandwich
$$, Food Truck, Food, Embarcadero
"When I bought my new car, I made a rule that you couldn't so much as burp in it. But one day I had the porchetta sandwich. I started to nibble on it and the next thing you know I was pulled over on the Embarcadero, juice running down my forearm. It's the bread, the sauce, the fat, the perfectly rotisseried pork, the peppery greens. It's worth every grease spot."
Porchetta sandwich
Porchetta sandwich
$$, Food Truck, Food, Embarcadero
"Hands down one of the best sandwiches in the city. Good quality bread is slathered with some of the roasting juices from the porchetta and then topped with crispy pig skin. It also has a nice herb flavor from the greens. It's one of the few places that I would actually wait in line for food."