Perhaps her biggest challenge to date was becoming the UK’s youngest female Executive Chef at London’s chic Belgraves Hotel; a title she is immensely proud of. She completely overhauled the food offering after Mark Hix’s departure from the luxury boutique hotel, which has had a superb response, numerous good reviews and a growing fan base since its restaurant, Pont St, was re-launched in 2013.
As part of Heathrow Airport’s growth of Terminal 2 as a destination for food, fashion and lifestyle, Michell is part of the team behind The Gorgeous Kitchen, an exciting new contemporary restaurant providing passengers with a delicious menu worthy of any of the capital’s top restaurants.
Sophie also has a successful career out of the kitchen as a TV presenter and food writer. She was part of Channel 4’s smash hit cooking show ‘Cook Yourself Thin’, and co-wrote the book of the same name, which went on to sell hundreds of thousands of copies. Other TV highlights include Sky Taste, Market Kitchen, Comic Relief, Sunday Brunch, Iron Chef USA and Masterchef.
She has also worked with many big British and global brands as an ambassador and consultant, including Ocado, Total Yoghurt, Herbal Essences, Haagen Daz, Danone, Tefal and Lindemann. She is currently the face of Merchant Gourmet’s new Eat Well Live Well campaign for 2016. In addition to this, Sophie has had columns in, and contributed to, magazines and newspapers including Grazia, Healthy Magazine, Eat Me, The Telegraph, The Independent, The Mirror, The Sun, The Times, The Guardian Weekend Magazine, Stella, YOU magazine, The Daily Mail and Observer Food Monthly.
As a published author, Sophie has released three further books: ‘Irresistible’, ‘Fabulous Food’, and ‘Love Good Food’. In 2014 she released two new books, ‘The Gorgeous Kitchen’ and a book in collaboration with Total Greek Yoghurt. 2016 will see the launch of her latest book, Chef On A Diet, due for release in May.