Mary Sue Milliken
Chef/Owner of Border Grill
Los Angeles, California
Rep. Xavier Becerra, CA-34
Chefs Boot Camp alum, September 2013
Areas of interest: childhood hunger, global hunger, school nutrition standards, workers rights, antibiotics, and sustainability
"I think it's up to a lot of us individually as chefs to throw out ideas and make ourselves available."
Mary Sue Milliken is on the Board of Directors at Share Our Strength and works closely with the organization to assist in preventing childhood hunger and promoting healthy school lunches. She collaborates with Oxfam on improving workers rights and fair trade policy as well as fighting world hunger. She participated in the 2014 Clinton Foundation Health Matters Conference and was asked to join the American Chef Corps, part of the State Department's Diplomatic Culinary Partnership. She focuses on creating recipes for healthy meals, encouraging greater vegetable consumption, avoiding meat with antibiotics, and how best to feed our planet's citizens sustainably. Mary Sue helped found Women Chefs and Restauranteurs and sits on the board of the James Beard Foundation.
Organization affiliations: Share Our Strength, Oxfam, Clinton Foundation Health Matters, American Chef Corps, Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, and Women Chefs and Restaurateurs