Getting to Know Neil Magbnua

Neil Magbnua

Neil Magbnua is the chef at the Arroyo Grille at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes, starting work on Christmas Eve 2015, and leads the catered events at Hemapda Ki.

Hometown: Morenci, Michigan
Resides: Phoenix
Maricopan since: 12/24/15
Occupation: Chef, Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club
Family: Single, no children
Pets: None
Cars: 2010 Ford Ranger Sport
Hobbies: Cooking, eating out, golf, bowling, fishing
Pet peeve: Being Late for work
Dream vacation: Lyon, France
Like most about Maricopa: The facility where I work
Like least about Maricopa: The “fresh air” I must endure to and from work

Favorite …
Charity: Hospice
Book: Anything about cooking
Actor: Samuel L. Jackson
Song: “Vienna” by Billy Joel
Team: Michigan Wolverines
Athlete: Michael Jordan
Food: Pizza
Drink: Diet mountain dew
Meal: Prime rib, mash potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, vegetable, salad and my cheesecake
Restaurant: Japonaisse Chicago, Illinois
Getaway: Anywhere I don’t have to work.
Quote: “Good Cooking is a bunch of little things done well”- Thomas Keller
Words to live by: Treat people as you would want to be treated, especially when things go wrong.
Anything else we should know? Born in the Philippines. Raised in Michigan. Eastern Michigan graduate.


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