Mary Sue Milliken


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Mary Sue is a chef, restaurateur, author, & media personality. A pioneer of world cuisine since the creation of City Café and CITY Restaurant in Los Angeles, Mary Sue is most notably recognized as a preeminent ambassador of modern Mexican cuisine with her critically acclaimed Border Grill restaurants in Los Angeles and Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay and The Forum Shops at Caesars.

She and business partner Susan received the California Restaurant Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 and were welcomed into the Menu Masters Hall of Fame in 2014.

Mary Sue is passionate about food policy and works with a number of organization to help shape sustainable food systems. Mary Sue serves on the board of Share Our Strength and the James Beard Foundation’s Board of Trustees, and is a founding member of Women Chefs & Restaurateurs.