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Chef Justin Macy Joins CIVANA Carefree
CIVANA Carefree, the next generation wellness brand which recently launched in March of this year at the former Carefree Inn, continues to grow its next generation wellness executive team with the most recent addition of Justin Cline Macy, former Executive Chef of Miraval and co-author of Sweet & Savory Cooking and contributing author of Mindful Eating.
With more than 15 years of culinary experience training under the guidance of legendary spa cuisine innovators Bill Wavrin, Cary Neff, , and Chad Luethje, Macy’s work has been recognized with several accolades and awards from the industry and longtime guests of Miraval. He has also been a repeat guest chef on major networks and featured in several food and spa publications.
The celebrated chef loves experimenting with various food presentations and ingredient combinations to create delicious healthy dishes, all of which will complement the current offerings at the resort.
The celebrated chef loves experimenting with various food presentations and ingredient combinations to create delicious healthy dishes, all of which will complement the current offerings at the resort. He describes his cooking style as a fusion of various culinary flavors from different countries. A favorite creation of his is a wasabi potato cake with pan-seared duck breast topped with a cranberry Cajun barbecue sauce.
CIVANA focuses on its four wellness pillars—Healthy Cuisine, Movement & Fitness, Spa’s Healing Arts, and Human Discovery & Enrichment. Delivering on that experience is an all-star hospitality wellness team led by former Canyon Ranch General Manager, Kyle Treat. Heading up the wellness division is seasoned spa and wellness professional Sharon Ogawa-Otaguro, from Golden Door and GrandWailea.
“We’re so glad to have Kyle, Sharon, and Justin with us to infuse even more vitality into the next generation wellness company that connects individual wellbeing to planetary health. CIVANA understands health and wellness is one interconnected system, or what we refer to as Wellness through Oneness,” says CIVANA CEO Kevin M. Kelly.