Gala Chef Q & A: JBF Award Winner Michael Mina

JBF Award winner Michael Mina


JBF Award Winner Michael Mina, Michael Mina, San Francisco


What’s your go-to guilty-pleasure food?

My family and I are always making pizzas in our wood-fire oven. We add some fresh vegetables from our garden to make it a little less of a “guilty” food.


What’s your favorite movie, and why?

Forrest Gump. It’s a classic and the story is great!


Describe the last great meal you ate.

Mourad Lahlou from Aziza always does it right! His food is bold and balanced and the flavors are out of this world.


What’s the dish you’re most proud of?

My caviar parfait is something that is really special for me. I first made it for my wife, Diane, on our honeymoon and she loved it! It has since made its way into almost all of my restaurants.


What’s your favorite healthy food?

Nothing beats a bowl of greens... Read more >

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