Meet our Chefs
Executive Chef Justin Macy and Executive Pastry Chef Kim Macy are not only partners to create delicious spa cuisine for our guests each day, they are also husband and wife. This dynamic duo leads the entire culinary team with a quiet confidence and genuine love for creating healthful dishes that don't sacrifice flavor or texture. Justin and Kim have been featured in publications such as EveryDay with Rachael Ray, Epicurious.com, SpaFinder.com, Fitness Magazine, and SHAPE Magazine. Plus, they've been a part of television show filmings such as Giuliana & Bill, The Tennis Channel's Fit to Hit, and The Dr. Oz Show.
Meet Justin Macy
Justin Cline Macy is the Executive Chef at Miraval Resort & Spa where he has honed his culinary skills and expertise in Spa Cuisine for the last 13 years.
Although trained in Spa Cuisine, Chef Macy enjoys exploring the nuances of other cultural cuisines. He pushes the boundaries in his cooking by combining the flavors of international cuisines while still staying true to Spa Cuisine’s goal of creating a healthy, nutritional and appetizing plate. Chef Macy's food mission is simple: “I enjoy the challenge of taking delicious, but highly fatty dishes and transforming them into meals with sensible calorie counts and full-flavored, complex tastes. It really blows people away.”
During his time at Miraval, Macy has appeared as a guest on several national broadcast shows such as Oprah and Millionaire Matchmaker. He has also developed the “Evening with the Chef” weekend series which features tiered tasting courses and wine pairing suggestions. In addition to his culinary duties, Chef Macy is a contributing author to the Miraval Mindful Eating Cookbook™ and co-author of Sweet & Savory Cooking with his wife Chef Kim Macy. Justin also developed the In-Villa Culinary program for Miraval residential Villas which caters to private owners, celebrities and high profile guests. In his free time, Macy enjoys participating in cooking competitions such as his repeated visits to Bend, Oregon for the Sage Brush Classic.
Macy has trained under such Spa Chef Mentors as Chad Luethje, Bill Wavrin and Cary Neff. Chef Macy credits his career success to years of training and commitment but also to his family. The passion for all things culinary has been his blood for generations - both Macy’s Mother and Grandmother worked in various Chef roles in commercial kitchens throughout Arizona.
Meet Kim Macy
Inspired by her mother’s cooking when she was a child, Kimberley Macy decided to pursue her passion for healthy, mindful cooking as a career. From the beginning, her goal has been to create timeless, classic cuisine with a healthy twist.
Kim graduated with honors from the Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Program at The Scottsdale Culinary Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2004. As part of her training, she interned at Athletes Performance in Tempe, Arizona and then at Miraval Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona. Kim was asked to join the Culinary Team at Miraval on a permanent basis at the conclusion of her internship and worked in all areas of the kitchen including Garde Manger, Pantry, and Hotline. Soon realizing that her true passion was Pastries, for the past five years, Kim has managed the Pastry Department at Miraval.
Kim’s work has been showcased in several pieces of media including the Arizona Daily Star, Arizona Foothills Magazine and Shape Magazine. Kim also teaches two live cooking demonstrations a week for Miraval guests and has been a Repeat Guest Chef on four different occasions performing live cooking demonstrations for local morning shows on KOLD 13 and KGUN 9. Kim has also participated in a recent segment featuring Miraval, aired on the Tennis Channel’s “Fit to Hit”.
Kim is a very talented Pastry Chef creating and implementing savory and decadent low fat, low calorie pastries, breads, desserts, and other baked goods for the enjoyment of Miraval’s guests. While most of her demonstrations are focused on pastries, Kim also teaches classes on healthy soups, salads, appetizers, and entrees. These cooking demonstrations afford Kim the opportunity to interact with guests answering their questions about techniques, sharing information about gluten-free diets among others, and allowing her to share her passion for preparing healthy, mindful cuisine at home.
"The food at Miraval is to die for. Who would have thought you could get this kind of food at a spa?”
— David J. San Diego, California
Culinary Classes & Workshops
Learn healthy cooking techniques during our hands-on culinary classes or sit back and relax while our chefs expertly prepare your meal in our demonstration kitchen.
Shop Miraval Cookbooks
With the much anticipated release of the Mindful Eating cookbook (May 2012) and the newest culinary masterpiece Sweet & Savory Cooking (January 2014), cook hundreds of Miraval's signature dishes in the comfort of your own kitchen.