Born in Tarsus, Turkey in 1978, Chef Yiğit Zeyneloğlu graduated from Bilkent University in Ankara with a degree in Tourism and Hotel Management in 1999. In 2000, he was awarded his pastry diploma at the London-based branch of the school for gastronomy Le Cordon Bleu.
After his studies, Chef Zeyneloğlu decided to go back to Turkey in order to work at the family business: a pastry shop called Pastabahçesi. He has now been working with his family as a pastry chef in Adana for 14 years.
In the meantime, Chef Zeyneloğlu got married and became a father of two lovely children. In 2009 he won first prize at a pastry competition and he represented Turkey at the 2013 World Chocolate Masters final.