We were so excited to have Chef Mindy Segal at Miraval this past weekend as part of our Celebrity Chef Series! Chef Segal led participants through a gourmet, five-course meal during two Cooking Demonstration Dinners (see menu). Here are some of our favorite photos of Chef Segal working with Executive Chef Justin Macy and the rest of the Miraval culinary team. Enjoy!
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We are so excited to welcome Celebrity Chef Mindy Segal at Miraval this weekend (Friday, September 13 & Saturday, September 14). When it comes to pastry, Mindy Segal is right at home. With 20 years of crafting sweets under her belt, Segal combines her innate instinct for flavor combinations with her commitment to seasonal, local, and sustainable products. The result is desserts that are truly American; each creation is rooted in time-honored nostalgia, executed with a focus on quality, and innovative from just the right touch of contemporary twist.
Chef Segal has clocked time at some of the most esteemed kitchens in the country. After earning her culinary degree at Chicago's Kendall College, Segal landed the pastry assistant post at Ambria working under Chef Judy Contino, whom Segal credits as her biggest influence. She then moved on to refine her craft in the iconic kitchens of Spago, Gordon, and Charlie Trotter's, before eventually helping Chef Michael Kornick launch his successful River North eatery, mk the restaurant. As mk's head pastry chef, Segal developed a loyal following for her desserts like One Banana Two Banana and Cake-n-Shake, while earning her numerous accolades from local and national media.
WorldLifestyle.com recently spoke with our Creator of Equine Programs, Wyatt Webb, about his unique Equine Experience at Miraval. We love what he had to say:
“What makes this particularly powerful is that horses aren’t genetically programmed to be around people. They don’t want anything from us. They read the energy of the people and things they’re around, and they determine whether it’s safe or unsafe,” Webb explains. “So for them to cooperate, they need to determine the safety levels for that. If someone is being disingenuous or hiding something, the horse won’t cooperate. Only when people are being genuine does the energy flow.”
Wyatt began facilitating group therapy sessions in 1991 and has developed Miraval's signature Equine Experience over time. The Equine Experience provides profound insight into communication within relationships. Working on the ground with specially selected horses, guests begin to see patterns of learned behavior that may be working against them. Guests at Miraval can also join Wyatt for one of his four-day Equine Experience Immersions. Wyatt will devote six hours each day of very focused personalized attention to help participants challenge learned behaviors, correct false beliefs, and rediscover their authentic self.
We were so excited to have Chef Rebecca Rather at Miraval this past weekend as part of our Celebrity Chef Series! Chef Rather led participants through a gourmet, five-course meal during two Cooking Demonstration Dinners (see menu). Here are some of our favorite photos of Chef Rather working with Executive Chef Justin Macy and the rest of the Miraval culinary team. Enjoy!
We are so excited to welcome Celebrity Chef Rebecca Rather at Miraval this weekend (Friday, August 2 & Saturday, August 3). A native Texan, Chef Rather makes the most of her Lone Star state’s varied traditions, whether looking to the kitchens of Texas' Mexican and German immigrants or to the cowboy culture of her own forebears. Best of all, her recipes aren't fussy—one of her best–selling cakes stirs together in a single saucepan. Add in a cupful of Texas attitude and her made–from–scratch–with–love philosophy and you've got an irresistible taste of American baking.