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Chef Michael

Passionate Chef with a Fresh, Clean, Mediterranean Style

Michael is your 5.0 star chef in Stratford, for hire to cook BBQ & British & French cuisines. Michael is excited to create your exclusive culinary experience with ChefXChange!



Private Chef

Summary of where the Chef’s cuisine is inspired from and how he/she goes about expressing it

I use organic, fresh, local & seasonal ingredients to produce great tasting, healthy cuisine. I cook from the heart and have fun in the kitchen which gives me the inspiration needed to create the high quality dishes I create.

List of the Chef's favorite ingredients

  • Olive Oil
  • Basil
  • Honey
  • Coriander
  • Lime
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Chilli
  • Lemon


  • BBQ
  • British
  • French
  • Fusion
  • Spanish

Experiences Provided

  • Private Chef
  • Personal Chef
  • Cooking Class
  • Corporate Event
  • Catering
  • Chef Consultancy

How did the Chef learn how to cook and what is his story?

Born in the West Midlands, England with strong family links to Spain, I have a huge passion for Mediterranean style of cooking, preparing feel good food which is essential to leading a healthy, active lifestyle. My ethos to food philosophy has been to keep it fresh, seasonal and local to achieve the best possible flavour, giving a fantastic result to any dish. I was told in early school life that I hold a creative flair and I have always been interested in art, whether it be modern life subjects by Manet or local street painters. I channel my energy onto the plate using colours, shapes and textures which expresses the way I feel.


  • Professional


L'Atelier d'Edmond - Benoit Vidal – 2 Michelin Star
Stage (Apr 2016 - Apr 2016)

I performed a stage to gain valuable experience in Val' disere, France

The Elephant -Simon Hulstone – 1 Michelin Star
Stage (Jan 2015 - Jan 2015)

I performed a stage which gave me an insight into seafood cuisine at fine dining level.

Hand & Flowers - Tom Kerridge - 2 Michelin Star
Stage (Mar 2014 - Mar 2014)

This was a great experience for me, this establishment is a pub and to be at the high standard of fine dining was exceptional

Le Manoir aux Saison - Raymond Blanc - 2 Michelin Star
Stage (Feb 2013 - Feb 2013)

One of the nicest places I have seen, everything is grown on site and looks like a fairytale castle. Very high standard and I learnt so much, I really believe my palette was fine tuned here to perfection

Work Experience

Private Chef to Pamela Tan Nicholson, the mother of Vanessa-Mae
Private Chef (Nov 2015-Apr 2016)

This was a very high profile client. It was my first ever job for a world famous musician. I progressed fast and invented some new dishes with the inspiration I got from being there.

Scott Dunn - Luxury Chalet & Villa Travel Specialist
Private Chef (Nov 2014-Apr 2015)

This position changed my life and was the beginning of my role as Private Chef, I met amazing guests and traveled around France and Spain doing what I love.

Restaurant 23 - Peter Knibb - 3 Rosette
Chef (Feb 2014-Nov 2014)

I learned a lot of techniques from Peter, I respect him as he was original and passionate about the food he was serving.


Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford, United Kingdom
Travel: 500 kms

Language Spoken

  • English
  • Cancellation Policy

    • Moderate
      Full refund up to 1 week before the event, 50% refund up to 2 days prior to event, except Foodie Service fees
    Reviews from Foodies:
    December 2016
    Chef Michael was fantastic! His food was greatly creative and tasted exquisite. In addition he was so friendly, nothing was a problem. I didn't have to do a thing.