About us

Marin Santos worked as Executive Chef at one of Hollywood’s most prestigious hot spots. Let’s just say that if you had a job at this place, the best way to describe it would be “Sweet!” Give it a minute, it’ll come to you. In 1991 he began working at Primi (owned by Valentino) and eventually wound up preparing everything from salads & desserts to pastas & appetizers at Posto between 1992 and 1999, ultimately becoming executive chef at Valentino & Dolce all before the age of 30.

It would be 4 months before the perfect location was found and another 18 months (a year behind schedule) before Centanni was anywhere near opening its doors. When that time came, everyone had a much better understanding of the old adage that 'rarely anything in life that's worth doing is easy'.