Workin' It (Part 2)

Yoanne Magris
Chef/Owner, Yo In Yo Out

A native of France, Yoanne Magris’ love for food developed at an early age as she watched her grandmother Eftalia dish out the savoir-faire of French and Mediterranean cuisines. Her early lessons obviously paid off. She has gone on to cater for celebrities and prominent political figures and opened her own restaurant, Yo In Yo Out. A piece of downtown located in New York’s East Spanish Harlem, the restaurant has a family-friendly feel with spacious and comfortable living room areas, as well as an open kitchen. Chef Yo, as Magris likes to be called, is dedicated to using the freshest ingredients and personally goes to the market daily. Her savory baked goods and homemade tarts are a big hit in the neighborhood. And if you can’t get to Spanish Harlem, Chef Yo takes her recipes to private events all around the world. The keys to her success, she says, are “great food, great atmosphere, friendly staff, and a little bit of French touch on the top.”