Our Executive Chef
Award-winning Chef Mina Newman is the creative force behind the menu for Christos Steakhouse. Prior to joining the Christos Steakhouse team, Mina served as the chef of Drew Nieporent’s Layla and managed several restaurants, becoming one of the first women chef to attain superstar status. Mina also owned and operated a catering company, Boutique, which served clients such as Citigroup, J. Crew and jewelry designer Judith Ripka.

In March 2009, Mina was the winner of “Chopped”, a cooking show competition that airs on the Food Network. In 2019, she was recognized by Zagat as one of the “15 Badass Female Chefs and Restauranteurs You Need to Know Around the U.S.”

In addition to her work at Christos Steakhouse, Mina serves as Executive Chef for the Edison Ballroom event spaces in Times Square and Sen Sakana, a Japanese-Peruvian restaurant in Midtown Manhattan that has gained recognition from The New York Times, The New Yorker, and other top publications as the first and most authentic example of Nikkei Cuisine in New York City.