Sam Millan

Executive Chef

Executive Chef Sam Millan was born and raised in Ixtapa, Mexico - a tourist town on the ocean. His Father, an entrepreneur, instilled in him the value of carrying a passionate pursuit for his goals at a very early age. When Chef Millan turned 17, he knew there was something 'out there' for him that he wasn't finding in Ixtapa, and he uprooted and moved to San Francisco. It was there that Chef Millan landed with a roommate who was a talented Chef. His roommate taught him first and foremost, that whether you're cooking for your roommate, or a restaurant with 200 patrons, to focus on creating meals never short of perfection.

Chef Millan ended up in Chicago in a hectic pace environment as Executive Chef for one of The Lone Star Steakhouse's highest volume locations in America, working 70 hours per week, while pursuing his culinary education in his 'free time'. He realized he'd found what he was looking for.

He's worked with some of this area's finest establishments, most recently playing a lead role opening Sprecher Brewery's first restaurant in Middleton. Buck & Honey's is Chef Millan's first opportunity to build his own menu 'from scratch'. His pursuit of culinary perfection is evident with his focus on taste, texture, aroma, but also presentation - as your first impression of your meal is made visually. We believe you'll like what you see - Salut!

"Winner - Best Service for 2013!" - Open Table

"It's a supper club, made modern." - Madison Magazine (read review)

"Taverns have always been as much about dining as drinking. Buck & Honey's in Sun Prairie epitomizes the evolution of this much-beloved Wisconsin institution." - Madison Magazine

"All-in-all, the food was excellent from start to finish. The service was very cheerful. The overall feel of the restaurant is casual, yet classy. I guarantee you, Buck & Honey's, we WILL be back for dinner after the exemplary lunch experience." - Mad City Eats

"Best place for steak!" - Best of Sun Prairie Awards, The Star

"Best place for dinner!" - Best of Sun Prairie Awards, The Star

"Best restaurant!" - Best of Sun Prairie Awards, The Star

"Best place for live entertainment!" - Best of Sun Prairie Awards, The Star

"Whether it is the tidy, modern atmosphere, or the expertly mixed cocktails, the place emits a vibe that is sure to be a hit with even the most finicky of patrons." - MadisonFishFry.com (read review)

"...we highly recommend this Fish Fry, and will come back whenever we're in need of diversity and deliciousness on a Friday night." - MadisonFishFry.com (read review)

"The cod is above reproach, the fries are some of the best we've ever had, and the tartar is the keystone that holds it all together - the Holy Trinity of Fish Fry is well represented by Buck & Honey's." - MadisonFishFry.com (read review)

"...the cod was so well done that it didn't really even need the sauce, which is extremely rare to see, and speaks to the majesty that is the B&H Fish Fry." - MadisonFishFry.com (read review)

"Fantastic fish, tremendous tartar, and phenomenal fries really laid the groundwork to what we can say is easily the best Fish Fry in Sun Prairie, and one that is destined to be one of the best in the Madison area. Top it all off with friendly, (overly) attentive service, fantastic drinks (the honey martini was spectacular), and a marvelous atmosphere, and it is clear why they are toast of the town. Buck & Honey's was just the taste of sweetness Sun Prairie needed." - MadisonFishFry.com (read review)

"Winner - Good For Groups!" - Open Table

"Winner - Neighborhood Gem!" - Open Table