About Theo

Theo is a chef, presenter and award winning author specialising in Greek Cypriot and Family friendly food. After reaching the heats to the semi-finals on Masterchef 2014 Theo hung up his suit and started wearing an apron for living – and hasn’t looked back! 

Six times published author, two of Theo’s books won the 2020 Gourmand World Cookbook award. Theo’s most recent books include CANNED, Rustica, SHARE and Orexi! (translated into three languages).

Theo is a brand ambassador for Kenwood and De’Longhi and is occasionally spotted on ITV This Morning, BBC Morning Live or in the press; National Geographic Food, The Saturday Times, Delicious Magazine, Food & Travel Magazine, BBC Radio and more…

Theo is Executive Chef for international events company and collaborates with brands that share the same values. 

Theo is also a dad to three children and during lockdown Theo was named the ‘UK’s home economist’ by the press after hosting 36 live kids cookalongs for 3 months (this is what the press said) All recipes from his shows are in his Kids Lockdown Cookbook.

Theo is also co-founder of FiveDinners.com an online curated meal planning service.


Theo A. Michaels

Chef | Author | Presenter | Dad…

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 semifinals in Masterchef 2014Theo resigned from his position as a Board Member of a PLC to follow his passion for ‘food’.

Theo started his food career opening a pop up restaurant for two years cooking 8-course taster menus championing Greek cuisine (bookings would sell out in less than a minute of going live). Theo also became established as a private chef 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 and an accomplished author having five published cookbooks.

Theo has been a guest chef at the Sheraton Grande Hotel in Bangkok and the exclusive Paresa resort in Kamala Hills, Thailand.

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 TheoCooks.com or on his Cooking Youtube Channel.

Theo is represented by Fletcher Associates

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.