Bio

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.

A Masterchef 2014 semi-finalist 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 for two years, cooking an 8-course taster menu championing modern Greek cuisine. This period overlapped with Theo working 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.

Theo was invited to be a guest chef at the Sheraton Grande Hotel in Bangkok and the exclusive Paresa resort in Kamala Hills, Thailand. For the last three years Theo has been a judge for the Quality Food Awards and is frequently in the press and other media.

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