Michael Mina is an award-winning chef based in San Francisco who has built an empire with over 40 restaurants around the world. He was the executive chef at AQUA from 1993-2002 and his flagship restaurant, MICHAEL MINA is a Michelin two-star establishment.
He has been a featured guest chef at the James Beard House numerous times; cooked for three U.S. presidents: Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama; and has been a guest speaker at C.I.A. in Hyde Park and at other culinary institutes in California.
In this episode we discuss:
How Michael's persistence led to his big break
How he was able to get Andre Agassi to become his investment partner
The highs of being awarded two Michelin stars and the lows of losing one
How he has mentored and partnered Ayesha Curry
Advice he has for surrounding yourself with a great team
The last time he was nervous cooking for someone
Check out Michael's restaurants at The Mina Group here
Follow Michael on Instagram here
Follow him on Twitter here
Enjoyed this episode?
If you enjoyed this episode, the best way to support this podcast is by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Thank you for listening!