Welcome to the home of Theo Michaels.

Theo is the Executive Chef of Elsewhere Events, a two-times published author, 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 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 started by hosting his own sell-out pop up restaurant in Hertfordshire cooking an 8-course taster menu championing modern Greek cuisine inspired by his family.

When people couldn’t get a table at Theo’s pop-up restaurant (the waiting list still remains at over 700) Theo worked as a private chef creating exclusive dinner parties for private clients, eventually receiving recognition in The Financial Times and Telegraph.

Theo’s private dining and popup restaurant won the regional ‘Best Lifestyle Service’ award  – you can find out more about his private dining service and read 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.

In Theo’s spare time he has 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 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.

Theo’s Books

Theo Michaels Author

Theo is a two-times published author and is currently writing his third cook-book on a brand new subject due for publication in autumn 2018.

Theo’s first cookbook, Microwave Mug Meals published in 2016, was a sell-out success. A year later, his second cookbook, Microwave Mug Soups is now out and available to buy (released November 2017).

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 on ITV This Morning.

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

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

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