Co-Founder And Chief Culinary Officer, Luna Grill Restaurants
SD 500 recap: As chief culinary officer and co-founder of Luna Grill, Maria Pourteymour oversees 47 fast casual restaurant locations in Southern California and the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Under Pourteymour’s leadership, Luna Grill received the 2018 California Restaurant Association Gold Medallion Award for Best Casual Dining Chain of the San Diego Chapter and the Number 5 Fast Casual Concept at Fast Casual’s 2017 Movers & Shakers Awards. This year, Pourteymour was also recognized as an EY San Diego Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, as well as a YWCA Tribute to Women in Industry honoree.
She is an avid tennis player.