who we are
Our mission statement is part philosophy and part unwavering commitment to ourselves and our customers.
Greenleaf provides our communities with the highest quality, freshest and most delicious food that is also good for you. We say: “Eat Well. Live Well.” We are committed to using the finest and freshest local ingredients combined with gourmet cooking techniques to serve our customers an affordable yet creative dining option in a fun, comfortable, and relaxed environment.
chef & owner jon rollo
Revolutionizing the gourmet fast-casual dining experience, Jonathan Rollo, “Commander-in-Leaf” of Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop has always had an appetite for fresh ingredients and living a healthy life. After graduating from Vanderbilt University, Rollo went on to pursue his passion for cooking by training at the world-wide leader of innovation and creativity, Le Cordon Bleu of Chicago.
After managing and cooking for the acclaimed Rose Bud Group in Chicago for two years, Rollo took his experience and unique skillset to the Patina Group in Los Angeles. Following a successive string of Patina Group developments in and out of Los Angeles, including the iconic Hollywood Bowl, Rollo embarked on his passion project in 2007 opening his first Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop.
The farm-to-face culinary concept embodies Rollo’s wellness philosophy of using local, fresh, natural and organic ingredients that are both delicious and wholesome. Creating authentic, community-based dining experiences is what separates Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop from other restaurants in the healthy-living marketplace. With a full bar including fresh craft cocktails, indoor and outdoor patio seating, and on-site chef’s garden, Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop is the modern farm stand. In his free time, you can find Jon working out at Barry’s Bootcamp, training for a triathlon, and raising his daughter and son with husband, Joey Gonzalez.
Commander-in-leaf, Jon Rollo and Executive Team
Greenleaf Kitchen Managers
Team Members from 17th Street in Costa Mesa
Catering Team at Private event in Hollywood
Marco, Kitchen Manager at Hollywood
Ryan, Manager at 17th St in Costa Mesa
Soco Team harvesting fresh produce from our garden
Catering Team at Private Event on the USS Iowa
what people are saying
"The city’s BEST catering"
"Best Healthy Lunch"
"Top 4 heart healthy restaurants in US"
"Honestly so good! Fresh local food, gourmet soups, salads and entrees, all for a great price!"
"Outstanding food and a great fun place for any meal of the day."