Meet The Chef

Mac Buben grew up in Northern Virginia and worked from an early age with his parents Jeff and Sallie at the award winning restaurant Vidalia in Washington DC.

After one of his early apprenticeships at Magnolia Grill in Durham, NC, young Mac attended the Culinary Institute of America and graduated in 2013. While in New York City, Mac worked at Le Bernardin, Restaurant Daniel, and Jean-Georges.

In 2017, Mac returned to Virginia and took a position at The Inn at Little Washington where he helped the kitchen achieve their coveted 3rd Michelin star. Before relocating to the Outer Banks, Chef Buben returned to Washington, DC working side-by-side with his father as Chef de Cuisine of Bistro Bis on Capitol Hill. 

Mac loved spending summers at the beach where he spent most of his time fishing with his family. Mac’s love of the culinary arts, coupled with the local ingredients coastal North Carolina has to offer, made the decision to move to the Outer Banks permanently an easy one. After a tour at the helm of The Blue Point in Duck, Mac decided to launch Sea Chef to bring his vision of local Outer Banks cuisine to life and into your home or vacation rental.



Family Style, or Tasting Menu

How do you want to dine?

Choose your own

We have a wide variety of options for you to choose from, pick two hors d'oeuvres, two appetizers, two entrees,

and a dessert.


All you have to do is relax and enjoy while we

cook, serve, and clean up

(everyone's favorite part!).

We had our delicious meal made by the Sea Chef last night. The meal was absolutely phenomenal and would 100% recommend to anyone visiting the Outer Banks. We will be booking him again next year!

Lara Ann, Pittsburgh, PA

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