Michael Mina's Tailgate Experience at Levi's® Stadium

Michael Mina's Tailgate Experience at Levi's® Stadium
  • Chef Michael Mina used to tailgate at the old 49ers stadium, so it made perfect sense to open the Michael Mina's Tailgate at the Levi's Stadium. 

  • Ken Schwartz, FCSI consultant helped to design the concept's seafood boiling stations and all the custom kitchen equipment.

Football season is back and with it comes amazing food, amazing fans, and of course, a whole lot of showmanship. In this episode of “BUILT.,” see the sights and the sounds of Michael Mina's Tailgate experience at the San Francisco 49ers’ Levi’s® Stadium and learn how passion and vision can come together to create a foodservice operation that doesn't shy away from going big! (The only “going home” is guests going home happy.)

Levi’s® Stadium officially opened its doors on Sept. 14, 2014, when the 49ers took on the Chicago Bears. The state-of-the-art, 1.3 billion-dollar-stadium-seat venue (that can fit just below 70,000 people) has 8,500 club seats and 165 luxury suites. That is a lot of mouths to feed. When the stadium was in its early design phases, the York family, who own the 49ers, knew that they wanted to elevate the foodservice operation. So, they reached out to James Beard Award-winning chef and avid 49ers fan Michael Mina.

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