Born in Istanbul in 1967, Barış Tansever graduated with a BA degree from the Faculty of Business Administration at Boğaziçi University. Before opening Sunset Grill&Bar in 1994, he managed BURÇ Restaurant, founded by the Boğaziçi University Alumni Association serving the Boğaziçi University community and their guests between 1992-1994. Mr. Tansever is very active in the Restaurant & Entertainment industry, he has been assumed many active roles in the sector, he is the founder president of TURYID (Turkish Restaurant and Entertainment Association) between 2003 and 2011, where now he is the chairman of the TURYID Advisory Board. Between 2005-2009, he was member and tourism sector representative in ITO board. Barış Tansever, who still continues to his work on behalf of the sector, is a member of the Board of Directors at BUVAK ( Boğaziçi University Foundation) and also is an active member of the Board of Trustees of BUVAK.