Welcome to the home of Theo Michaels.

Theo is the Executive Chef for Elsewhere Events, a two-times published author (third cookbook out spring 2019), guest chef for ITV This Morning, weekly columnist for Best Magazine, owner of TheoCooks.com and International Man of Mystery (Theo asked us to put that last one in).

Theo also works with David Lloyd Clubs and has been recently working with Crystal Palace Football Club – more on that on his blog.

Theo is represented by Fletcher Associates.


Theo Michaels

Celebrity Chef | Executive Chef | Author | TV

Theo was born in London  and comes from a large Greek Cypriot family.

Theo lived in America for five years,  has eaten his way around the world with a backpack and now lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and three children.

After reaching the heats of the semi-finals on Masterchef 2014 Theo resigned from his position as a Board Member of a PLC to follow his passion for ‘food’.

Theo ran his own sell-out pop up restaurant in Hertfordshire cooking an 8-course taster menu championing modern Greek cuisine inspired by his family and travels (this still has a waiting list of over 700).

His private chef experience, creating exclusive dinner parties for private clients, eventually received recognition by The Financial Times and Telegraph in 2017. Both services won the regional ‘Best Lifestyle Service’ award  – (read his cooking reviews here).

Theo is now the full time Executive Chef for Elsewhere Events creating imaginative dining experiences for Elsewhere’s venues and popup events around the world.

Theo has previously been a guest chef for the Sheraton Grande in Bangkok, a regular judge for the annual Quality Food Awards and is frequently in the press and other media including ITV This Morning, The Food Network, BBC Radio and usually has one or two other projects up his sleeve..

Theo Michaels is known for cooking ‘elegant village food’ inspired by the flavours of Cyprus and his travels but also for creating innovative family friendly food that satisfies the reality of modern life.

Theo’s recipes can be found at TheoCooks.com or on his Cooking Youtube Channel.

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Theo’s Books

Theo Michaels Author

Theo is a two-times published author and is currently writing his third cookbook (this one is totally different!) out spring 2019.

Theo’s first cookbook, Microwave Mug Meals published in 2016, was a best seller and a year later, his second cookbook, Microwave Mug Soups was published.

Besides championing Greek and fresh family food Theo is a great believer in ‘keeping it real’ and as such his Microwave Mug cookbooks created an innovative solution for people pushed for time to cook a meal in minutes using all fresh ingredients as seen in the press and on ITV This Morning.

You can buy both from Amazon, Waterstones and other good bookshops – click on the images below to buy.

Watch this space for my third cookbook out spring 2019!

Microwave Mug Soups By Theo Michaels
Microwave Mug Soups By Theo Michaels
Microwave Mug Meals Cookbook by Theo Michaels
Microwave Mug Meals by Theo Michaels

Theo’s Recipes

Chef Theo Michaels

Visit TheoCooks.com for recipes created by Theo or check out his YouTube channel for his video recipes

Theo Michaels Youtube Channel

What’s Going On…

Find out the latest on Theo Michaels at his blog

You can also check out Theo’s food gallery or reviews from his clients.