Michael Mina

2021 V Wine Celebration – Featured Chef

Born in Cairo, Egypt, and raised in Ellensburg, Washington, Chef Michael Mina has enjoyed a love affair with the kitchen, creating memorable dining experiences for guests from a very early age.

Chef Mina has been featured in such national media as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Newsweek, TIME, Robb Report, Travel + Leisure, Wine Spectator, in addition to the Food Network, the CBS Early Show, the NBC Today Show and Fox’s syndicated “Good Day Live.” He has been a featured guest chef at the James Beard House numerous times and cooked for three U.S. presidents: Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama.

With accolades including a Michelin star at his flagship San Francisco restaurant MICHAEL MINA, James Beard Foundation “Who’s Who of Food & Beverage” inductee, and Bon Appétit Chef of the Year, Chef Michael Mina continues to dazzle the culinary world with over 45 bold dining concepts across the globe. Chef Mina brings together the best of his Middle Eastern heritage with the finest of Mediterranean ingredients and techniques to create a completely unique culinary adventure.

Chef Michael Mina

MINA Group

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