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Guest Chef at Sheraton Grande Bangkok (Sukhumvit)

Guest Chef at Sheraton Grande Bangkok (Sukhumvit)

Guest Chef at Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok. Last week  (May-2017l) I was lucky enough to be invited by the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit in Bangkok to visit as their guest celebrity chef and host a two-night, exclusive food and wine pairing event. Well, I say host, […]

ITV This Morning Christmas Special – Theo cooking 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! If you missed the show you can watch my segment below. The amazing production team at This Morning (whom I have to thank for […]

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

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 from my new cookbook Microwave Mug Meals. I cooked my Stuffed Chicken Breast wrapped in Pancetta on a cumin and chick pea ragu, Laos […]

Best Magazine – Microwave Mug Meals Feature

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. This time they’ve featured one of my recipes from my new book – Microwave Mug Meals!

Mercury feature Theo’s Microwave Mug Meals

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 on my new cook book.

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

“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 am (anyone that knows me is shaking their head in disbelief about now). See a snippet of the article below! Not much to […]

Judging at the Quality Food Awards 2016

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 of industry experts and the head honcho’s for various businesses within the food industry. Whether that be big scale food suppliers, recipe developers […]

Financial Times Article – Private Chef Theo Michaels!

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 Your Own Chef featuring Theo Michaels (that’s me!) Check out more of my news here.

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

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 the Simply Good Food TV team performing a cooking demo to the crowd with one of my recipes from my new cook […]

Opening Weber World BBQ Showroom at the Riverside Garden Centre

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 at the opening of the new Weber World BBQ Showroom at the Riverside Garden Centre in Hertford. The Riverside Garden Centre is set in […]

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

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, a microwave meals cookbook no less! Well, I’ve spent the last 6 months developing new microwave recipes for my book and I finally finished. […]

My First Episode on Simply Good Food TV out now

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 and Feta Salad Bowl) in the height of summer so was nice to bring a bit of sunshine back into our lives!

Being a Judge at the Waterstones 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 of cake and judge a bake-off at Waterstones in St.Albans and again at Waterstones Welwyn Garden City?”, “Sorry, did you say eat lots of […]

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

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 be asked to host the Harpenden Mayor’s charity fundraising dinner for 40 guests.

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

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 the busiest yet and featured some awesome foodies of all walks of life; producers, chefs, farmers and tons of people just strolling around enjoying […]

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

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 to eat loads of great food. 2. I get to meet loads of excellent (and usually very cool) chefs. 3. I don’t have to […]

Herts Advertiser review my private dining service by Becky Alexander

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 for Becky and three other guests. Check out the full article below..

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 […]


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