Press and Publicity

Here’s a few bits and pieces of yours truly appearing on the box, in the press or some of the events I’ve been lucky enough to participate in…

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Some of my recent blog posts featuring some of the stuff I’ve been up to (outside of the kitchen!)

Microwave Mug Soups Cookbook

My New Book is out now! Microwave Mug Soups

After the great success we had with my first book last year (Microwave Mug Meals) I’ve been busy writing my second;…

David Lloyd Clubs Theo Michaels Thai 2 TheoCooks

Theo working with David Lloyd Clubs to bring you fast, delicious and healthy recipes

Curried Chicken and Gnocchi recipe cooked en papillote is part of a new series of brand new recipes I’ve created especially… - official home to Chef Theo Michaels Now Live – new website is now live! The new official home to me – Theo Michaels! (where you are now!) will continue to deliver…

Theo Michaels This Morning June 2017 Ryland

Theo’s Guest Chef Appearance on ITV This Morning June 2017

Another great show this week on ITV’s This Morning with Philip and Holly (and a surprise appearance by Ryland – who…

Guest Chef Theo Michaels at Paresa Resort Phuket

Guest Chef at Paresa Resort Phuket, Thailand

Guest Chef at the Paresa Resort in Phuket, Thailand.


Theo Michaels Guest Chef Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok Thailand

Guest Chef at Sheraton Grande Bangkok (Sukhumvit)

Guest Chef at Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok.

Theo Michaels on This Morning Jan 2017 Microwave Mug Meals - Chocolate Cake, Puffin, Shepherds Pie

Microwave Recipes – Puffin, Chocolate Orange Cake and Jerk Shepherds Pie as seen on ITV This Morning Jan-17

Microwave Recipes – another great show on ITV’s This Morning with Philip and Holly – I love those guys! Today we…

Theo Michaels ITV This Morning Christmas Special 2016 - Christmas Dinner in a Mug

ITV This Morning Christmas Special – Theo cooking Christmas dinner in a mug!

I had another wonderful day with the folks at ITV’s This Morning cooking my Christmas Dinner special – in a mug!



ITV’s This Morning – Theo’s Microwave Mug Meals

A great day had for my debut appearance on ITV’s This Morning where I was lucky enough to showcase three recipes…


Reveal Magazine – Microwave Mug Meals Cook Book

Reveal Magazine feature Microwave Mug Meals cookbook by Theo Michaels (that’s meeee!).


Best Magazine – Microwave Mug Meals Feature

Best Magazine are a lovely bunch of people and I’ve been lucky enough to have worked with them for a while.


Mercury feature Theo’s Microwave Mug Meals

The guys at the Hertfordshire Mercury Newspaper have always been super supportive and were lovely enough to feature a little article…

Evening Standard Londons Best Home Dining Services - Private Chef Theo Michaels

“London’s Best Home Dining Services” by Evening Standard (private chefs)

“London’s Best Home Dining Services” by Evening Standard
I won’t brag because anyone that knows me knows how humble and modest I…

BBC Radio 3CR Weekend Kitchen with Nick Coffer

BBC 3CR Weekend Kitchen Oct-2016 with Kim, Justine, Nick Coffer (and me!)

Another great show on the BBC 3CR Weekend Kitchen programme with Nick Coffer, the amazing Justine Pattison and uber-talented Kim co-owner…

St. Albans Food Festival 2016 with Theo Michaels

St Albans Food Festival 2016 with Theo’s cooking demo (microwave mug meals)

I had a great day this weekend on the kitchen demo stage at the St. Albans Food Festival.

I was on stage…

Quality Food Awards 2016 - Theo Michaels

Judging at the Quality Food Awards 2016

I was recently honored to be invited to judge at the Quality Food Awards 2016 UK.
The judging panel is made up…

FT Money (Financial Times) Hire Your Own Chef Theo Michaels Naomi Rovnick

Financial Times Article – Private Chef Theo Michaels!

Great article written by Naomi Rovnick for the Financial Times (FT Money) today (Sunday 18th Sept 2016). Lifestyle Consultants – Hire…

Theo Michaels & Tom Kerridge at Carfest North Food Demo

Theo performs at Carfest North (on the Kitchen stage – not the main stage!)

What a great day! A whole day of cars, music and food at Carfest North!


I was up there as part of…

Sheredes School Masterchef 2016

Sheredes School Annual Masterchef Competition 2016

Every year I go back to Sheredes (my old school) and we hold an Annual (unofficial) Masterchef competition.

It’s really good fun,…

Don’t mention Booty-Call on the Radio… (Bobotie Recipe)

Who knew there was a South African dish called Bobotie? Well, I didn’t. A funny moment on the Weekend Kitchen show…

Opening of Weber World BBQ Showroom at Riverside Garden Centre Hertford by Theo

Opening Weber World BBQ Showroom at the Riverside Garden Centre

Welcome to the new Weber World BBQ Showroom at the Riverside Garden Centre in Hertfordshire.

I was recently invited to cut the ribbon…

Microwave Mug Meals Cookbook by Theo Michaels

Photoshoot for my new Cookbook – Day 1! | Microwave Meals

Some of you may have heard that I was lucky enough to sign with a publisher to write my first cookbook,…

Simply Good Food TV Peter Sidwell Theo Michaels

My First Episode on Simply Good Food TV out now

My first episode is out now on Simply Good Food TV! We filmed this cooking video (how to make a Watermelon…

Waterstones Welwyn Garden City Bake off

Being a Judge at the Waterstones Bake-off…

The phone call goes abit like this: “Is that Theo?”, “Yes it is”, “Would you like to come and eat lots…

Harpenden Town Mayor’s Fine Dining Night with Theo Michaels (that’s me!)

Well, I felt as if I was mixing with Harpenden royalty one winters night earlier this month. I was honoured to…

My Cooking Demo at Harpenden & St. Albans Food Festival 2015

I love food festivals! And this years Harpenden and St. Albans food festivals were no exception. This year has to be…

BBC Radio Weekend Kitchen Nick Coffer Sept 2015

BBC Radio Weekend Kitchen Show with Nick Coffer – another great morning!

I really, I mean, really, really, enjoy going on the BBC Weekend Kitchen show with host Nick Coffer. 1. I get…

Herts Advertiser Food & Drink by Becky Alexander on Theo Michaels

Herts Advertiser review my private dining service by Becky Alexander

Becky Alexander is a wonderful and well known food writer and book editor and I recently had the pleasure of cooking…

La Belle Assiette Theo Michaels

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…

Filming Simply Good Food TV with Theo Michaels and Peter Sidwell

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…

Nick Coffer BBC radio Weekend Kitchen July 2015 Theo Michaels

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…

MumsGuideTo Harpenden Awards_Theo Michaels

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 Weekend Kitchen Nick Coffer Theo Michaels

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…

Theo Michaels Popup Restaurant Harpenden

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…

Private Dining BlackTie Event for 63 - Theo Michaels Private Chef

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…

MumsGuideTo Harpenden Awards

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…

Hertforshire Mercury Newspaper - Theo Michaels, Celebrity Chef

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….

Simply Good Food TV Peter Sidwell Theo Michaels

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…

BigChocBrownieBid Sick Childrens Trust Theo Michaels

The Chocolate Brownie Bid Has Begun!

The lovely folks at the Sick Childrens Trust have just launched their …

Cibare Food Magazine features Theo Michaels

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…

Theo Michaels, Masterchef & Lisa Faulkner on The Food Network The Big Eat

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…

Theo Michaels on BBC Radio Weekend Kitchen with NickCoffer

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…

St Albans & Harpenden Review - Theo Michaels, Masterchef Popup Restaurant Oct-14

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…

Honestly_good Olive Oil Theo Michaels

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…

Nick Coffer BBC Radio 3CR Weekend Kitchen Theo Michaels, Justine Pattison

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…

Theo Michaels Private Chef - 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…

Hertford Food Festival Theo Michaels Cooking Demo - Theo Cooks

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…

Theo Michaels on Stage 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…

Theo Michaels @ TheoCooks PopUp Restaurant Intro

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…

Nick Coffer Weekend Kitchen BBC 3 Counties Radio with Theo Michaels

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!

Theo Michaels PopUp Restaurant Greeting

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…

BBC 3 Counties Radio Weekend Kitchen with Nick Coffer and Theo Michaels, Masterchef, James Rix and Sherry Almeida

Listen to Theo on BBC 3CR Weekend Kitchen!

An audio culinary tour with dishes from around the world including Kleftiko, …

Womans Own Theo Michaels Video Recipes Kleftiko and Feta and Spinach Balls

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

Womans Own Magazine features my favourite Greek video recipes! Theo Michaels Video Recipes

Best Magazine Features TheoCooks Video Recipes!

My wonderful friends at Best Magazine have featured three of my favourite summertime video recipes!

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“What it’s really like to be a Celeb Masterchef hopeful”

Former contestant THEO Michaels tells Best what the celebrities can expect tonight……

Theo Michaels, Masterchef, Sheredes School, Hoddesdon

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…

Masterchef Quarterfinalist Theo Michaels at Caxton Grill Solo

Masterchef 2014 Semifinalist heats – it’s been emotional!

I’ve now officially changed my name by deed poll to Theo ‘that bloody fish soup’ Michaels’. It has been a surreal…

GreatAgencyBakeOff Theo Michaels Paul A Young Elizabeth Solaru

Judging the Great Agency Bake Off

On Friday I spent my entire morning eating cakes. It was a dirty job but I was happy to take one…

Masterchef Series 10 Episode 12 Theo Michaels Quarterfinalist

Masterchef Episode 12 – Quarter-finals

After getting through the first round; I made an appearance on MasterChef…

Theo Michaels Masterchef Series 10 Episode 11

Theo on MasterChef…gulp…and my top 3 quotes!









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