General Manager, Legends Hospitality, Golden 1 Center Sacramento-Home of the Sacramento Kings
Chef Michael Tuohy, is General Manager for Legends Hospitality at Golden 1 Center, the new home of the Sacramento Kings. He leads the innovative Food & Beverage Program, Transforming the American fan food experience at this novel and standard setting venue. Chef Tuohy and team are bringing a genuinely seasonal and local “farm to fork” culture to recipes for the thousands who will enjoy NBA games and all event experiences at the Golden 1 Center. The Legends menus for food and beverage are setting precedent, utilizing the abundant excellence from farms and producers within the 150-mile radius, and encompassing all of the bountiful flavors of one of the world’s greatest sources for fine ingredients. Northern California ethos and aesthetic permeate and set the spirit for food and beverage for fans at Golden 1 Center Sacramento.
Chef Tuohy’s career began in his hometown of San Francisco, including working with the acclaimed chef and author Joyce Goldstein, to launch Caffe Quadro, an Italian-inspired caffe/enoteca. Throughout his career, Chef Tuohy’s inspired entrepreneurship and restaurant and menu creation have brought critically acclaimed concepts and businesses to Atlanta (Chef’s Cafe, Woodfire Grill, the organic Georgia Grown Co-op) and Sacramento (Grange Restaurant & Bar at The Citizen Hotel, LowBrau Sausage & Bier Hall & Block Butcher Bar).
Chef Tuohy, joined Legends Hospitality in 2014 as Executive Chef/General Manager for the new Golden 1 Center, activating Legends’ visionary mission for more US and international stadium food and beverage excellence in California. Golden 1 Center also has a partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Green Sports Alliance for a truly ground breaking sustainability program.
Chef Tuohy is a Board Member of the Slow Food Sacramento/USA and participates on leadership committees with Visit Sacramento, supporting the Farm-to-Fork movement. He is a past member of the Extra Virgin Olive Oil taste panel at the UC Davis Olive Center, the first & only IOC certified taste panel in the US recognized by the International Olive Council. In 2010, Tuohy was elected to the Board of Directors of the California Olive Oil Council and served for two years. Tuohy is a graduate of the Hotel & Restaurant School at City College of San Francisco. He and his wife Patti live in Midtown Sacramento.