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 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.