3950 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV, 89119
3799 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV, 89109
Born in Cairo, Egypt and raised in Ellensburg, Wash., Michael began his love affair with the kitchen at an early age. In 1987, he entered the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. There, he spent his weekends sharpening his natural talents with hands-on experience at Charlie Palmer’s Aureole in New York City. Countless cities, accolades, and years of experience later, Michael founded Mina Group with partner Andre Agassi in 2002. Under the auspices of Mina Group, he has opened 18 concepts and a lounge.
With the October 2010 opening of MICHAEL MINA, his signature restaurant in San Francisco, Michael is at the helm and once again in the kitchen at the same location (formerly AQUA) and city where he first established his culinary reputation 20 years ago.