Michael Mina
San Francisco, California
A great chef recognizes a great steak.

Michael Mina

As an award-winning American celebrity chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author, Michael Mina proudly offers Montana Ranch Brand Piedmontese Beef as one of his premier menu selections. He understands the high expectations of his customers and has complete confidence in our exquisite beef. Michael’s enjoyment in working with our Piedmontese Beef products has allowed him to feature special events with our Piedmontese Beef as his signature selection, which is an honor we don’t take lightly!

Michael is the executive chef at his namesake restaurant in San Francisco, California, and partners with Andre Agassi in Mina Group LLC, a restaurant management company that owns 17 restaurants across the United States and Mexico. He authored his first cookbook in 2006 and has made numerous television appearances. Mina has three Michelin stars among his two namesake restaurants in San Francisco, California and Las Vegas, Nevada.


About Michael

Egyptian-born Michael Mina was raised in Ellensburg, Washington. He started working in a French kitchen in his hometown when he was 16. After high school, Mina attended the University of Washington and worked in the restaurant at the Space Needle, where he received his first exposure to working in a busy restaurant. He left after one year to attend Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.

After working in Los Angeles at the Bel Air Hotel with Executive Chef George Morrone, Mina followed Morrone to San Francisco to help create Aqua. Following Morrone's departure from Aqua, Mina became Excutive Chef and received numerous awards and accolades.

In 2002, Mina partnered with Andre Agassi to open concept restaurants across the country, such as Nobhill and Seablue at the MGM Grand casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. He also owns Nemi in Mexico City.

In October 2006, Mina's flagship restaurant, Michael Mina, was awarded two Michelin stars, one of only four restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area to be a two star recipient.

In November 2006 Michael Mina released his first cookbook, Michael Mina: The Cookbook. The book presents a number of recipes with his "trio concept" as well as others.