Chef MacMillan owns his own company, JMPurePastry. He has also worked at esteemed establishments such as Avenues and The Peninsula Chicago, The Four Seasons Hotel Austin, The Conrad Hotel in Indianapolis, and The Four Seasons Hotel Seattle. He has studied his craft at schools like Ecole Nationale Seperiéure de Pâstisserie in Yssingeaux, France; The Chocolate Academy in Zurich, Switzerland, and St. Hyacinthe, Canada; and at Aula Chocovic in Barcelona, Spain. He was also honored in 2011 as a Rising Star of Chicago by StarChefs.com and nominated for a James Beard Award in 2009.
2013 Top Ten Pastry Chef Dessert Professional Magazine