i-Chef are happy to announce that formidable chef Michael Reid has recently joined the i-Chef’s industry leaders panel. Michael brings a wealth of experience and it deemed one of the country’s top elite chefs.
Having worked extensively around the globe along with many TV appearances (such as BBC Two’s Great British Menu and a regular on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch), Michael is the executive chef of M Restaurants and the author of the M Restaurants cookbook.
Michael’s passion for gastronomy began in his earliest years and he begun his professional career with an apprenticeship at The In & Out club in St James.
Following this, he trained in two of London’s definitive fine dining restaurants, Le Gavroche and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, where his skills were honed under the tutelage of celebrated chefs Michel Roux Jr, Simone Zanoni and Mr. Ramsay himself. In April 2007, Michael joined the team at Gaucho restaurants, eventually promoted to the level of Executive Chef for the entire Gaucho Group.
In 2013, Michael departed London for Australia’s thriving restaurant scene, spending six months undertaking stages at a number of Melbourne’s leading restaurants, including Ben Shewry’s Attica, which in 2015 was ranked number 32 of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. He also worked closely with Australian celebrity chef Shannon Bennett in his award-winning restaurant, Vue de Monde and Jardin Tan.
In September 2015, Michael returned full time to London to open the second M in Victoria Street and write his first cook book, M: A 24 Hour Cook Book, published worldwide by Bloomsbury Publishers in April 2016.
If you would like to read Michael’s full biography please click here.
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i-Chef now have twelve elite industry panel leaders who guide, advise and promote i-Chef nationwide. They have been specially picked for their knowledge, influence and prestige within the hospitality industry. Find out more…