Sophie Michell has been passionate about cooking since she was a child and started working in professional kitchens at the tender age of 14.
After qualifying as a chef, Sophie worked in London's The Greenhouse, The Lanesborough, and The Embassy. She was nominated for the Young Chef of the Year Award by The Craft Guild of Chefs when she was just 19. Sophie worked as family chef for supermodel Claudia Schiffer for two years; she then went on to appear in various cookery programmes and wrote her first cookbook, Irresistible. Later, she went back to the kitchen as executive chef for London catering company, Salt and Pepper Food Design. She also does consultancy work.