Beau-MacMillan
Beau MacMillan | Biography

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  • Full Name Beau MacMillan
  • Nickname BeauMac
  • Occupation Chef, Television personality
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Portland, Maine, USA
  • Birth Date Mar 04, 1971
  • Age 50 Years, 8 Months
Executive Chef at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, an Exclusive Resort in Arizona, and Its Signature Restaurant, Elements

Beau MacMillan | Biography

Started culinary career at the age of 16

Food Network’s senior vice president of program planning, Bruce Seidel, approached MacMillan when he passed out hors d’oeuvres at the Aspen Food & Wine festival in 2005. Seidel had paid a visit to MacMillan at elements and encouraged him to compete in Iron Chef America. As a result, he defeated Bobby Flay in the “Battle American Kobe Beef” in March 2006.


Beau MacMillan is the executive chef at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, an exclusive resort in Arizona, and its signature restaurant, elements. He is also known as “BeauMac.”

Who Is Beau MacMillan?

Beau MacMillan is an American culinary expert and television personality. He graduated from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. MacMillan started his culinary career at Crane Brook Tea Room in Carver, Massachusetts, at 16. For a year, he worked under Chef Francois de Melogue. Then, he went to Boca Raton’s La Vieille Maison and was finally promoted to sous chef.

MacMillan moved to Los Angeles to work as a sous chef at the Hotel Bel-Air. Later, he was hired at Santa Monica’s Shutters on the Beach. Finally, he became the executive chef at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain in 1998. 

Food Network’s senior vice president of program planning, Bruce Seidel, approached MacMillan when he passed out hors d’oeuvres at the Aspen Food & Wine festival in 2005. Seidel had paid a visit to MacMillan at elements and encouraged him to compete in Iron Chef America. As a result, he defeated Bobby Flay in the “Battle American Kobe Beef” in March 2006.

In early 2010, MacMillan and Anne Burrell co-hosted Season 1 of Food Network’s Worst Cooks in America. Moreover, he competed in the fourth episode of The Next Iron Chef in 2011 and was eliminated from the competition. Besides that, he joined the pro team on the Game Show Network’s Beat the Chefs in August 2012.

Chef MacMillan has also cooked at The James Beard House and Bon Appetit Magazine in New York, and he often provides culinary workshops for Sanctuary visitors. He is also the Canadian ice hockey player Wayne Gretzky’s personal chef. Besides, he has cooked for celebrities such as former US President Bush, Britney Spears, U2, Michele Richard, Jacques Pepin, and Michele Roux, Sr.

How Old Is Beau MacMillan?

Beau MacMillan was born on 4 March 1971 in Portland, Maine, but hailed from Plymouth, Massachusetts. MacMillan is 50 years old as of 2021.

Where Is Beau MacMillan, a Chef?

MacMillan works as the executive chef of Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa in Paradise Valley, Arizona. The place was initially known as The Ranch on Camelback. He has been serving at the resort for over two decades. 

In March 2001, MacMillan and former executive chef Charles Wiley opened the restaurant elements, and he has continued to serve there as well.

Why Did Chef Beau leave ‘Worst Cooks in America?’

According to a Food Network official, MacMillan was replaced by chef Robert Irvine on the show after his team did not win the first season’s challenge. “I’m not sure if I was fired in a nice way. (If the losing chef comes back next season) I’ll know I got dumped,” he said at the time.

Who Is Beau MacMillan Married To?

McMillan has been married to Tiffany MacMillan since 2013, and they have three children.

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