Theo Michaels

Celebrity Chef | Author | Executive Chef

Theo is a published author, currently writing his fourth cookbook out 2020. His most recent being Orexi! – feasting at the modern Greek table.

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 to 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.

Theo worked for three years as a private chef creating exclusive dinner parties for private clients which 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 been a guest chef at  the Sheraton Grande in Bangkok and the exclusive Paresa resort in Kamala Hills. He has judged the Quality Food Awards three years running and is frequently in the press and other media including ITV This Morning, The Food Network, BBC Radio, LGR, National Geographic Food Magazine, Best Magazine, The Times, Metro, etc. and usually has one or two other projects up his sleeve..

He is known for cooking ‘elegant village food’ inspired by the flavours of Greece and Cyprus and cooking at large scale events.

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

Contact Theo here.

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