Chef Yianni prepares his dishes with a careful eye on healthy, low-fat, low cholesterol and always natural ingredients.
For Chef Yianni Koufodontis cooking is more than an art form, it’s a way of life. Eating is the focal point of all Greek family gatherings, and Yianni grew up cooking daily with his mother and grandmother. His talents in the kitchen were unmistakable even as a young man.
Yianni obtained his formal culinary training at the prestigious California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. After graduation he worked under his first culinary mentor, Chef Daniel Boulod, a James Beard Award winning Chef, Cookbook Author and Restaurateur at Restaurant Daniel in Manhattan
Just two years later he was asked to join Chef Wolfgang Puck’s team at Spago in Beverly Hills where he worked closely with World Cuisine Chef Lee Hefter and Wolfgang Puck.
In 2005 Yianni was brought in to open Petro’s Greek Cuisine where he would serve as Executive Chef. With much press and praise for Petro’s Greek, his knowledge and passion for Mediterranean foods rekindled, Yianni decided it was time to open a restaurant of his own.
In 2009, together with his partner George Makridis, Yianni opened the first Olive Pit Grill in Brea California. The restaurant’s success was Immediate and in order to keep up with demand they opened their second location in Huntington Beach California 2 years later.
Through many years of experience we have created an all star team that not only makes your whole process seamless but is able to help with executing your dream event!
Please contact us for any questions regarding our catering services at:
Brea Location - 714-582-4305
Huntington Beach Location - 714-316-5000
Other couples have also viewed:
54 Reviews for Olive Pit Mediterranean Grill
Recommended by 94% of couples
vanessa · event on: 04/12/2016
We appreciate the great food and service we have catering from Olive Pit. We will use you all again. Thank you and have a great day.Sent on 04/25/2016
User6647845 · event on: 04/07/2016
Incredible experience. Everyone was very professionalSent on 04/28/2016
Ashley · event on: 03/27/2016
The food was great! The team was very helpful, even let me know know how to reheat. I will definitely be ordering again!Sent on 03/28/2016