Yoni Mandel graduated from Maimonides High School in June of 2002, and spent a year learning at Mevaseret afterward. He then attended Brandeis University for college where he studied the premedical/predental sciences and earned a BA in Music. After graduating in May of 2007, he decided to pursue a long-standing passion of his and enrolled at the French Culinary Institute in NYC. After graduating Top of the Class with Distinction in April of 2008, Yoni worked at SOLO as a line chef at the busy grill station. Yoni is currently preparing to apply to dental school, and is working as a personal trainer.