Chef Michael Mina
Welcome to Mina Group

A San Francisco-based restaurant management company specializing in creating and operating upscale, innovative restaurant concepts, led by Founder and award-winning Chef Michael Mina.

Operating since 2003, Mina Group currently manages more than 30 concepts around the world. At Mina Group, impeccable service is not just our ideal, it is ingrained in everything we do. Rooted deep in our foundation is a selflessness and flexibility that is reflected in an experience wholly centered on others. By embodying our values of adaptability and fluidity, we cultivate a whole new sense of hospitality that is uniquely Mina.

Chef Michael Mina

My job as a Chef, and my team’s job, is to make food come alive. We strive to create incredible meals each and every day that make our guests sit up, take notice, experience delight and wonder, “Exactly what was in that dish?”

We accomplish this through a balance of flavors: acidity, sweetness, spice and fat. These are the four key ingredients that should be present in any dish. Does it have enough acid? Enough spice? If you don’t use all four, that’s okay, but whichever ones are used must create a balance so that your food screams bold.

If you don’t have a lemon, replace it with another acid. If you don’t have molasses, try honey. And if you run out of butter, perhaps use an avocado. Stick to the main ingredients, don’t be afraid to play around – and keep the balance.

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