- CHEF -

BY OLIVIER is Chef Olivier’s signature work and one of the most prestigious Portuguese chefspreneurs with over 22 years of success.
Olivier da Costa was born in Lisbon on September 15, 1975. He attended the Lycée Français de Lisbonne and later trained at the Lisbon Pole of the Salvaterra de Magos Professional School.
The first steps in his career were taken at the Ritz Four Seasons Hotel, where he held his first professional internship. Later, in 1996, he opened Esplanada do Castelo in Lisbon and then Olímpio, which became a pioneer in Portugal in the concept of trendy Brazilian food, debuting the famous Picanha in the national market and which is still considered a successful case study in Portugal. It was in 2000 that the first restaurant with his name and signature appeared in Bairro Alto, the Olivier Restaurante, where he debuted a diverse menu that revolutionized the concept of dining out and placed him in the status of the best restaurants in Lisbon…
He then opens his second restaurant in Bairro Alto, the Olivier Café, thus having two spaces and concepts open simultaneously for the first time.

In 2008, with the evolution of tourism and the rehabilitation of the most central axis of the city, Avenida da Liberdade, the Chef moves Olivier Restaurant to one of the main hotels of the artery, the Tivoli Lisboa Hotel with the name Olivier Avenida, becoming one of the great references of the gastronomy in the city until today.

Between 2011 and 2015 he opens Guilty, Yakuza Lisboa and Yakuza Algarve, in partnership with United Investments Portugal, as well as K.O.B., being Olivier da Costa’s affirmation in a path of investment in innovation and entrepreneurship, which quickly give him the stamp of a successful entrepreneur.

Already at the end of 2019 and in 2020, the Olivier brand continues its consolidated growth strategy, opening Guilty Parque das Nações, Savage, K.O.B Porto, Yakuza Cascais, Guilty Porto, Clássico Beach Bar and Yakuza Porto.

Olivier da Costa, completes 24 years of professional career in 2020 with a total of 13 restaurants with the Chef’s signature, being already a milestone in the history of the restaurant industry in Portugal and beyond, for the revolution he brought with his brands, trends and concepts, through which he guarantees that each client lives an exclusive experience and unique moment when entering a BY Olivier restaurant.