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Semih Ayhan was born in Ankara to parents who worked for the Highway Administration of Turkey. He attended Bahçelievler Applied Sciences Highschool in Ankara. He received his Bachelor’s of Science degree at Isparta Süleyman Demirel University with a major in Economics and minor in Psychology.


Semih moved to the United States in 2008. He was hired by a local bank as a teller in 2010. After multiple promotions he became a branch manager in 2012. After working in banking for 7 years, he resigned from his positions of vice president and project manager to pursue his dream of being a chef and manager in food and hospitality business. He has been successfully running his food truck and restaurant business, named Med Box Grill, in Chanhassen, Minnesota with his business partner Tuncay Ozdenak. Semih was a board member for the Minnesota Food Truck Association from 2018-2021. He is fluent in Turkish and English, and he lives with his daughter.

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