James Beard Foundation Chef Tour Dinner

Chef Beau MacMillan

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

Scottsdale, AZ

Chef Beau MacMillan has cooked in some of America’s most distinguished kitchens. His culinary career began at 16 with a position at Crane Brook Restaurant and Tea Room in Carver, Massachusetts. MacMillan spent a year under the tutelage of Chef François de Melogue. Inspired, he joined the brigade at La Vieille Maison in Boca Raton, Florida, rising to the position of sous chef. MacMillan then moved to Los Angeles, where he held sous chef positions at the prestigious Hotel Bel-Air and later Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica.

MacMillan was recruited to Arizona in 1998 to develop the cuisine at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain. He and former Executive Chef Charles Wiley opened Elements at Camelback in 2001. As executive chef, MacMillan’s innovation brought the resort national recognition and acclaim.

In 2006, MacMillan competed on Iron Chef America against Chef Bobby Flay. MacMillan’s cuisine reigned supreme, letting him claim victory over Flay. MacMillan has also cooked at the James Beard House in New York City and at Bon Appétit Magazine. He is the personal chef for Wayne Gretzky and has cooked for such personalities as President George W. Bush, Britney Spears and U2.