Theo Michaels, Masterchef 2014

Theo Michaels

About Theo Michaels

Celebrity Chef | Executive Chef | Author | Sometimes on the telly and radio 🙂

Theo is the Executive Chef for Elsewhere Events Group  designing food concepts for their venues around the world as well as one off  high-profile events.  Theo has also been called upon as a guest chef for international projects including events at the Sheraton Grande in Bangkok.

Outside of his day job Theo writes a weekly recipe column for Best Magazine, had his first cookbook (Microwave Mug Meals) published in 2016 by Anness and his second book is out later this year (2017).

Theo is a regular guest chef for ITV’s This Morning and can be heard on BBC Radio Weekend Kitchen show.

No stranger to TV, Theo has appeared on The Food Network, BBC and Sky amongst others. Theo is often called upon by the national press for comment and interview on private dining, food and drink trends and for recipe inspiration.

One of Elsewhere's venues - The Chateau in Provence, France

Elsewhere Event Venue – The Chateau in Provence, France

Theo is known for cooking ‘elegant village food’ inspired by the flavours of Cyprus and his travels but also creating family friendly food that satisfies the reality of juggling life, work, children and still trying to eat well.

Check out some of Theo event reviews.

After reaching the heats of the semi-finals on Masterchef 2014 Theo resigned from his IT business of 15 years to follow his passion for ‘food’ and never looked back.

Theo started as a private chef and ran a successful pop-up restaurant selling out in under a minute and with over 700 still on the waiting list in case another popup night is launched.

Theo Michaels was born in London (a while ago), has lived in America for five years and eaten his way through a lot of the globe with a backpack. He is now married with two children and no way will his wife backpack again.

You can contact me here or..

…follow my Youtube channel or hear about what I’m doing on twitter.


Twitter @theocooks

6 Responses to About Theo Michaels – Chef, Author, TV and Radio bloke…

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  2. suzy says:

    Nice one Theo!

  3. Hi Theo,

    I missed MC this year as I was in Hospital. Yes, there are TV’s in the rooms but being in Spain means no English Channels (not a great help to recovery LOL). I came across your blog by accident in my search for slow cooked Greek Lamb recipe. I’ll be cooking this today for a feast with the In-laws tonight. Your recipe and instructions look easy enough so here goes and I’ll come back to comment on the recipe.

    Love your style and attitude we could almost be related (hee hee).


  4. Jazzna says:

    hiya theo,

    tho you left the masterchef race to the final, you remain in my memory as one of the funniest quirkiest and most relaxed guys with an apron! hehe
    the kitchen/dinner table is not just a place of perfectly executed dishes, its also a place of fun and laughter…
    thank you for making this series of masterchef even more so enjoyable with your presence…
    wishing you all the best in the future, stay the cool cat that you are! 🙂
    xx jazzna

  5. Jo says:

    This design is spectacular! You certainly know how to keep a reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos (in Laos), I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Excellent job. I really love what you have written!

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