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Meet the Chef

Alexander J. Pasco

Alexander Pasco was appointed Chef of Mii amo, a destination spa in September 2014. He joined the Mii amo team in August 2013 as line cook and quickly rose to the position of sous chef. Chef Pasco oversees all culinary operations, including menu creation for Mii amo Café, the Juice Bar, in-suite dining and special events.

Chef Pasco creates "Intelligent Cuisine" with primarily organic or locally-sourced ingredients, and uses small amounts of purées, reductions and vinaigrettes to accent fresh vegetables, seafood and meats.

"It's about quality, not quantity, and it's the provenance of the ingredients that makes Mii amo's food so fulfilling," says Chef Pasco. "You can lose a lot of the fat without losing the flavor. I see our menus as a smart and healthy way to eat every day, and hopefully we inspire our guests to do just that."

A native of Scottsdale, Arizona, Alex is a graduate of ASU in Tempe and Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Scottsdale. He began his culinary career as a member of the opening staff of Orange Sky at Talking Stick Resort, noted as one of Phoenix's top ten restaurants by the Arizona Republic. From there he traveled to Napa Valley and San Francisco to hone his culinary skills, most recently at Twenty Five Lusk, voted one of Esquire magazine's Top 20 Best New Restaurants of the Year in 2011.