As Executive Chef of Sanctuary and its signature restaurant, elements, Beau MacMillan inspires his staff with his passion for fresh ingredients. His ingenuity in the kitchen is stimulated by his belief that food should not be overworked, but rather appreciated for its simplicity and natural perfection. This philosophy is evident in Chef MacMillan's innovative seasonal menus that focus on fresh, local ingredients procured from a network of artisans and organic farmers.
A graduate of Johnson & Wales University in Providence, he spent a year under the tutelage of Chef Francois de Melogue before joining La Vieille Maison in Boca Raton. He held Sous Chef positions at the prestigious Hotel Bel Air and Shutters on the Beach in California, then in 1998 joined the team at what became Sanctuary. His innovation has brought elements national recognition and acclaim including the Chef Beau MacMillan victory on Iron Chef America, five appearances on NBC's "Today Show," and his Food Network show, "Worst Cooks In America."