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Food Critics and my reviews…gulp!

Food Critics and my reviews…gulp!

I was invited by La Belle Assiette to host a ‘validation dinner’, in their words, they ‘invite 8 guests to take part as the jury…and evaluate the menu prepared by the chef‘. So I get to let my cooking juices run wild and then remain in a […]

Just finished filming my first series for Simply Good Food TV

Just finished filming my first series for Simply Good Food TV

Lights! Camera! Action! Where’s he’s gone? Just finished filming my first 6 part series for Simply Good Food TV and thought I’d post a couple of behind the scenes pictures to sneak a look at!

Theo on BBC Radio Weekend Kitchen with Nick Coffer and Hannah Miles

Theo on BBC Radio Weekend Kitchen with Nick Coffer and Hannah Miles

A great day recording (and eating!) on BBC Radio’s Nick Coffer’s Weekend Kitchen show with Hannah Miles and Margaret Knox. Listen to a snippet if you want.

Theo announced as Winner of 2015 Best Lifestyle Service Award!

Theo announced as Winner of 2015 Best Lifestyle Service Award!

OMG! Thank you to everyone that voted for me (or rather TheoCooks) – I couldn’t have done it without you.

BBC Radio 3CR – Theo joins Nick Coffer on his Weekend Kitchen Show

BBC Radio 3CR – Theo joins Nick Coffer on his Weekend Kitchen Show

It’s always a pleasure to join Nick Coffer and two of three other foodie fanatics on his BBC Radio 3CR Weekend Kitchen show and this months show was no exception (and very funny – you can listen to a clip below). It was also the first to […]

400 waiting list, 200 guests, 7 Popups and 1 gratifying masochist chef!

400 waiting list, 200 guests, 7 Popups and 1 gratifying masochist chef!

On Friday 26th June 2015 the doors opened to my 7th popup restaurant in Harpenden. That’s now over 200 guests, 7 popup restuarant nights and one very happy (and knackered) chef!

Biggest Private Dining to date – 63 black tie event! BOOM!

Biggest Private Dining to date – 63 black tie event! BOOM!

I have no idea whether this is of interest to anyone but I’m well chuffed and had to tell someone! Last weekend I cooked and served  the largest private party so far – a black tie event for 63. I cooked a beautiful three course meal, […]

TheoCooks – shortlisted for Best Lifestyle Service!

TheoCooks – shortlisted for Best Lifestyle Service!

My Private Dining and Popup Restaurant made it through to the shortlist of nominations for the Best Lifestyle Service for the MumsGuideTo.co.uk 2015 Business Awards! We’ll find out who’s won later this year!

Mercury Newspaper – Celebrity Chef To Star In New Channel (that’s me btw..)

Mercury Newspaper – Celebrity Chef To Star In New Channel (that’s me btw..)

The lovely folks at the Hertfordshire Mercury wrote a great article on my new upcoming series with Simply Good Food TV. You can read more about the new series in the previous post, but for those that want to see the print copy, here it […]

Theo’s first series starts soon on Simply Good Food TV!

Theo’s first series starts soon on Simply Good Food TV!

I write this post with a nice smile on my face, no, I haven’t done something naughty (yet…) I’ve agreed to film a brand new Greek inspired series for the new online channel and app – Simply Good Food TV. It’s a brand new concept […]

The Chocolate Brownie Bid Has Begun!

The Chocolate Brownie Bid Has Begun!

The lovely folks at the Sick Childrens Trust have just launched their Big Chocolate Brownie Auction today! It only lasts 1 week and features dozens of excellent (much better than me!) chefs (OK, including me as well) donating their brownies to charity – and you […]

Masterchef changed my life – Theo writes for Cibare Magazine

Masterchef changed my life – Theo writes for Cibare Magazine

While chatting with the lovely lady who owns Cibare food magazine we came up with the idea of me writing an article about Life After Masterchef. It’s almost 10 months since I graced TV screens with bad jokes, too much hair gel and the odd incredible dish.. Here […]

Watch Theo, Lisa Faulkner & Matt Tebbutt on The Food Network

Watch Theo, Lisa Faulkner & Matt Tebbutt on The Food Network

You can watch me with the beautiful Lisa Faulkner and Matt Tebbutt on the Food Networks ‘The Big Eat’ below. Watch me cook my signature Greek Feta Balls on a bed of Watermelon Carpaccio and Lisa’s gorgeous Gambas Pil Pil (or Prawns in Garlic as […]

Merry Christmas! I made the Best of 2014 recipes on BBC’s Weekend Kitchen with Nick Coffer

Merry Christmas! I made the Best of 2014 recipes on BBC’s Weekend Kitchen with Nick Coffer

Merry Christmas to one and all! My Christmas came early with the news that my Kleftiko dish made it onto the BBC’s Best of 2014 Recipes on the Weekend Kitchen with Nick Coffer! If you can handle my dulcet tones you can listen to a […]

St Albans & Harpenden paper review my Popup – and a surprise celebrity guest!

St Albans & Harpenden paper review my Popup – and a surprise celebrity guest!

So in October 2014 I held another fantastic popup evening in Harpenden and the lovely folks from the St. Albans and Harpenden Review came along to have a taster of my 8 course Greek inspired menu. I was also honoured to have the beautiful and kind […]

Press Release: Honestly Good Olive Oil & Theo get slippery together!

Press Release: Honestly Good Olive Oil & Theo get slippery together!

Honestly Good is proud to have teamed up with 2014 Masterchef semi-finalist and culinary talent, Theo Michaels, to create new recipes that showcase not only how delicious fresh, raw extra virgin olive oil tastes but also enjoying the health benefits of the original superfood.

Another Great day with Nick Coffer on BBC 3CR Radio

Another Great day with Nick Coffer on BBC 3CR Radio

Tune in today to listen to the lovely and well acclaimed Justine Pattison, Drew and me chat and eat with Nick Coffer on BBC 3 Radio (Three Counties). Always great fun with super talented chefs and lots of delicious food – I haven’t eaton since Friday in preparation […]

New – Private Dining – fine dining in your own home!

New – Private Dining – fine dining in your own home!

After several requests I’ve now started offering a private dining service to people who want to have their own private chef for a dinner party, birthday party (or even a gift) or just to try something a little different one night!

My Cooking Demo, Hertford Food Festival & Volunteers!

My Cooking Demo, Hertford Food Festival & Volunteers!

The phone call starts like this: ‘Is that Theo Michaels? I hear you’re a pretty good cook with awesome hair. Do you want to do a cooking demo at the Hertford Food Festival?’ ‘Does that mean I get to go on stage, cook, eat and […]

Gatecrashing my cooking demo at Harpenden Food Festival!

Gatecrashing my cooking demo at Harpenden Food Festival!

I was privileged to be invited to perform a cooking demonstration with chef Nigel Brown at the Harpenden and St. Albans Food and Drink Festival. I decided to add a bit of sunshine to the day with my Greek inspired Seafood Paella – gorgeous!

BIG Thank you to everyone for attending my 2nd Fine Dining Night!

BIG Thank you to everyone for attending my 2nd Fine Dining Night!

On Friday 26th September 2014 down a quiet side street in Harpenden a deli got glammed up and transformed into a swanky restaurant for my TheoCooks pop-up restaurant! Serving an 8 course, Greek and Middle Eastern inspired taster menu – the philosophy of the menu is “Elegant Village Food”; taking traditional flavours […]

Talking & eating with Nick Coffer on BBC 3 Counties Radio Weekend Kitchen

Talking & eating with Nick Coffer on BBC 3 Counties Radio Weekend Kitchen

Another fantastic day with Nick Coffer on BBC 3 Counties Radio Weekend Kitchen talking food and eating it!

My First Pop Up Restaurant – DONE!

My First Pop Up Restaurant – DONE!

40 guests, 8 courses, 1 chef – my first pop-up restaurant happened. At 8pm last week, the lights were dimmed, the candles were lit, the delicate scent of Greek islands meandered from the kitchen into the dining area and my first guests arrived. Armed with an […]

Listen to Theo on BBC 3CR Weekend Kitchen!

Listen to Theo on BBC 3CR Weekend Kitchen!

An audio culinary tour with dishes from around the world including Kleftiko, Cypriot rainbow salad,  baked rump of lamb and pork vindaloo!

Woman’s Own features Theo’s Greek Video Recipes!

Woman’s Own features Theo’s Greek Video Recipes!

Womans Own Magazine features my favourite Greek video recipes! Read the article & watch me cook at Womans Own!

Best Magazine Features TheoCooks Video Recipes!

Best Magazine Features TheoCooks Video Recipes!

My wonderful friends at Best Magazine have featured three of my favourite summertime video recipes! – Roasted Aubergine topped with Feta & Parsley – Tomato Rainbow Salad with Grilled Halloumi – Greek Seafood Paella with Ouzo

Best Magazine – MASTERCHEF SPOILER!

Best Magazine – MASTERCHEF SPOILER!

“What it’s really like to be a Celeb Masterchef hopeful” Former contestant THEO Michaels tells Best what the celebrities can expect tonight… Tonight at 9pm on BBC1, Celebrity Masterchef kicks off. And no one knows better how our favourite celebs will be feeling better than […]

Mercury Newspaper – Sheredes School Demo with Theo

Mercury Newspaper – Sheredes School Demo with Theo

“Masterchef Maestro Theo Michaels at Sheredes school, Hoddesdon”. Theo Michaels, who made it through to the semi-finals of the hit BBC TV series Masterchef competition, was personally invited to return by headteacher of Sheredes School Ced de la Croix. Theo ran a master class with […]


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