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Born in Solihull, West Midlands and Michelin trained with strong family links to Spain, Chef Michael has a huge passion for food delivering a Mediterranean style of cookery. He loves preparing healthy and feel-good food, which is essential to leading a healthy lifestyle. His ethos to food philosophy has always been to k...... Born in Solihull, West Midlands and Michelin trained with strong family links to Spain, Chef Michael has a huge passion for food delivering a Mediterranean style of cookery. He loves preparing healthy and feel-good food, which is essential to leading a healthy lifestyle. His ethos to food philosophy has always been to keep it fresh, seasonal and local to achieve the best possible flavour, resulting in fantastic food. He was told in early school life that he had a creative flair and he had always been interested in art, whether it be modern life subjects by Manet or local street painters. He creates masterpieces by expressing the way he feels, by channeling his energy onto the plate using colours, shapes and textures. He does not think of himself as a chef or cook but an artist who loves life and captures its beautiful surroundings. Read all Hide
Stratford-upon-Avon +100 km
Organic, Vegetarian, Michelin star, Family, Pastry, MediterraneanThe Chef in 7 questions & answers...
APPETIZER : Cucumber, Consommé - Crisp - Jelly / APPETIZER : Pan-Fried King Scallop, Caramelised Cauliflower Puree - Black Pudding Beignet - Sumac - Mizuna / APPETIZER : Chinese Yuk Sung Espuma, Soy - Little Gem - Sesame Caramel - Spring...... Read more
The chef brings all ingredients, prepares the meal in your kitchen, serves each dish, and does the washing up before leaving
Consommé - Crisp - Jelly
Pan-Fried King Scallop
Caramelised Cauliflower Puree - Black Pudding Beignet - Sumac - Mizuna
Chinese Yuk Sung Espuma
Soy - Little Gem - Sesame Caramel - Spring onion - Glass Noodles
Smoked Haddock Bon Bon
Petit Pois Veloute - Yoghurt - Curried Vinaigrette - Chive - Pink Radish
Roast Piquante Red Pepper Pintxos
Manchego Brioche Toast - Garlic Confit - Oregano - Smoked Paprika
Seared Beef Fillet
Crunchy Polenta Chips - Tarragon Beurre Noisette - Porcino Mushroom - Tomato Powder
Textures Of Strawberry & Mango
Parfait - Mousse - Wafer
Pate De Fruit
Chef Michael was fantastic. The menu was creative, delicious and high quality. He is very personable and engaging and added to the evening by speaking about his vision for the courses that he had created.
The whole experience was superb and I would highly recommend it.
Could not have wanted for more. Dont know if this is a requirement but style and personality matched the food service. Which was excellent.
We all had a fantastic evening. We were all extremely impressed with Mike's professionalism and passion for what he does. His food really was good and he added a few very delicious surprises too! It was a real pleasure for me in the way he just got on with things and cleared up beautifully (he even swept the floor).
The food was stunning
I'm not going to lie, I'm not sure I want to share him but Michael deserves massive success. Just so good. He kept in touch prior to the booking, arrived promptly, cooked the most delicious meal and tidied up before he left. Was friendly and a delight to be around. Wonderful 5 star birthday experience!
Michael catered dinner for 9 people for us. He was fantastic from beginning to end. He is clearly passionate about food and this was evident throughout the experience. He was eager to discuss the menu, adapt to our preferences, suggest new ideas based on his travels and came up with a menu that was perfect for all of us, including more than one choice for each course! The small touches made all the difference including providing home made bread, and surprising us with honeycomb.
Michael's enthusiasm for his food was as exciting as his food. The flavours were intense without being overbearing and he was a pleasure to have in our home.
Michael was absolutely lovely and brought great energy and spirit to a group Christmas lunch
We all had a wonderful evening. Michael was warm, personable and very professional. The food was delicious (we all cleared our plates) and he left our kitchen immaculate. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services and book again in the future.
Michael was ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE at our 30th birthday celebration in the Cotswolds! Beyond and above anything we could have asked for in a chef, and the food was michelin star standard both in taste and presentation. It was a really special evening. Strongly reccomend. Thank you!
Our first experience with La Belle Assiette who were helpful and efficient giving us confidence that we would have an excellent evening. Michael was an extremely knowledgeable and friendly personality with an infectious enthusiasm for his art with absolute professionalism, he was a pleasure to have around our home. Michael was extremely tidy throughout and left everything immaculate on departure. I cannot recommend an evening with Michael and La Belle Assiette highly enough. What a treat
As new parents it is challenging for us to eat out in the evenings so it was a real treat to have Michael come and cook for us. The food exceeded all expectations and each course was fantastic, although I think my personal favourite was the scallop with cauliflower puree. Michael had just the right balance of interaction with us whilst at the same allowing us to enjoy the fabulous food. His enthusiasm and passion for what he does really came across. I wouldn't hesitate to book him again.
Michael was a joy to have! He happily explained all his delicious dishes to our family. He has so much enthusiasm for what he does.
Whilst I'm sure our choice of meal- being a Sunday Roast, would not rate as his most challenging, Mike provided a superb meal including an inventive and memorable starter which expertly catered for the differing dietary needs. of our party His level of professionalism, service standards and presentation were all outstanding and we have no hesitation in recommending this approachable and capable chef to other guests.
This was our first time experience of a chef in home and Michael's food exceeded our expectations. His food was delicious, well presented and served on time. Michael spent time talking through each dish with us, explaining the method of cooking and invited us to try our hand at a few techniques which delighted my husband as a keen novice cook himself. A thoroughly enjoyable and relaxed evening in the comfort of own home, highly recommended.
Michael was an amazing chef and produced a fabulous meal taking into account all my requests. He was friendly, efficient and a delight to meet. Highly recommend.
We were literally blown away! As soon as Michael and Jayne arrived they just got on with it. Such lovely people, so professional - they fitted in perfectly with all of our guests. Highly recommend the tasting menu - 8 incredible courses, each so individual with such thought and attention to detail. Big flavours, absolutely delicious. Michael introduced each course with such passion, you could tell that he had put heart and soul into it. Absolutely stunning. Such a luxury but so worth it.
Chef Michael cooked at our holiday house. He made great suggestions for the menu and the meal was superb. He was delightful to have cooking for us and if location permitted I would love to have him again
Mike catered for four parent's 70th birthday celebrations in Stratford. Not only was the food fabulous (the beef was literally melt in the mouth) the overall experience was memorable and satisfying because Mike clearly loves what he's doing. His enthusiasm is infectious and it showed in the food that we ate. He was punctual, prepared, and provided an interesting and fun commentary on the food. I cannot recommend him highly enough - it was on a par with some of the top restaurants in London.
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A wonderful experience all round - Michael was friendly and professional, and very happy to answer our multitude of questions, and share his cooking techniques. And the food was absolutely divine!
Michael cooked us a wonderful meal which exceeded our expectations. He was happy to explain how he had cooked each course and the ingredients used. He has a great personality and interacted well with all of our group, which included young children. He helped to make our Golden Wedding Anniversary a very happy occasion. We would thoroughly recommend him.
An absolutely epic time was had by all and highly recommend!
Michael was passionate, knowledgeable and clearly loves his work. The menu was carefully thought through and executed brilliantly. Our meal was exquisite and Michael's attention to detail both in the cooking and presentation was faultless. He created a relaxed atmosphere and we would highly recommend Michael.
Mike was incredible from the moment he was assigned to us. He offered up a choice of options for the menu and even gave us options on the night. he was charming - he charmed the pants of our Hen's mum! punctual, helpful and most of all his food was excellent... he even washed up!
Michael produced a fantastic dinner. There were lots of great flavours and they all worked together. It was meant to be just a dinner for 2 but our daughter was too interested in what was going on and Michael accommodated her by making some extra nibbles! Michael was assisted by his mother Jayne and they chatted to us during the meal explaining cooking techniques and how the dishes were constructed. It really made the evening a great experience.
The passion and excitement Mike showed in his cooking blew us away. He is an amiable chef who loves his job and I wouldn't hesitate to hire him again. The food he cooked was enjoyed by both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. The breads he cooked were delicious with interesting tastes and textures. Loved the whole experience.
Mike our chef was brilliant! He is a lovely person as well as an amazing chef and we had a really special evening.
Fabulous - clearly passionate about food and a very talented chef.
An excellent night was had by all.
I’d like to thank Mike for taking us on a wonderful food journey. From the moment we arrived and saw what was being prepared in the kitchen we knew we were in for a treat and we were not wrong. Mike talked us through all the different courses and the thinking behind them – he tried some adventurous canapés that really worked well. His passion for food was infectious. I can’t believe he made everything from scratch even including the bread on our side plates and the array of biscuits to eat our cheese with. It’s the first time I’ve been to a dinner party where we have looked up at the clock and been shocked to see it had got so late. We were so busy having a lovely time the hours just flew by! Mike, not only is a great chef, he is a very personable guy which made the evening even more relaxed and enjoyable. We’ll definitely be booking Mike again and it goes without saying we’ll be recommending him to friends and family. Many thanks Mike. From Peter & Catherine.
Mike is a brilliant chef and such a great guy. Excellent food great service and such a hard worker and his enthusiasm is so catchy and it all makes for a fantastic magical night.
Mike is an extremely likeable young man with an energy and enthusiasm which is infectious.
He happily takes time between courses (where he finds the time only he knows) to explain each dish and its creation.
It is immediately apparent he has a remarkable palette.
The canapes marked the start of an extraordinary evening’s journey. A Salami Basket with Avocado, Tomato and Coriander Salsa – crisp like the best bacon you’ve ever tasted with zingy salsa from which every flavour emerges – to a light as feather Broccoli Beignet with a sublime sweet chilli sauce and basil.
Bring on the Amuse Bouche. Celeriac & Lemon Veloute with Coconut Foam. On paper this sounds strange (at least it does to non chefs) and a little voice inside shouts no, but that little voice quickly shuts-up on tasting. It is served with a freshly made selection of bread rolls.
Mike, whose food leans to a Mediterranean style, influenced by strong Spanish family links, admits he’s an inventive chef. We quickly come to realise and appreciate the fact.
We are then presented with a pasta dish par excellence – Chestnut Mushroom Tortellini with Spinach and Beurre Noisette. The pasta hand rolled (no machine) of course!
Our host began to question whether Mike had a secret team of Umpa Lumpa-like sous chefs busy working for him in her kitchen
But one man it was as the main arrived – succulent Roasted Chicken Thigh with Apple and Ginger, Pomme Puree, a chicken mousse Boudin, and the lightest chicken skin Tuile. Packet the latter and Mike could have a pub favourite to accompany a beer.
And still the magic continued as out came a surprise course – Mike’s own Mojito jelly with mint which exploded in the mouth – think sorbet palette cleanser – ahead of a desert of Strawberry Textures – parfait, mousse, gel, crisp and sorbet.
A cheese board followed, with chef’s own handmade biscuits, and Petit Fours, including a white and dark chocolate ganache lollipop.
It finished a meal which will live long in the memory, and that is down to the dedication and natural born talent of Mike Taylor.
Thanks to Mike the entire evening was wholly memorable for the six of us; we were bowled over by the presentation and the flavours he created. From the moment he transformed our kitchen into his own – a feat in itself, preparing such an inspired and delicious banquet with someone else’s oven and utensils – to the midnight hour when he left, the evening was an exciting voyage of discovery. Mike was so passionate about his work and that spilled over into every tasty course he created – including some additional ones that weren’t on his menu. What was so amazing was the way he experimented with some of the courses as he went along, trying something new with different ingredients and enthusiastically explaining how every course had been created. It was a dinner party to remember, thanks to an extremely talented and personable chef
Mike is a young but very talented and enthusiastic chef. His meal was top notch and absolutely delicious.
Mediterranean is my style of cookery and by using the finest, local, organic ingredients, I can create you food that tastes out of this world
My signature dish is called 'Chicken Thyme'. Cooked five ways, it boasts different textures and flavours using modern cooking techniques to give you something that you have never tasted before.
Olive oil is my number 1. Smoked Salt is number 2. Lime is my number 3.
Because I am a free spirit and this position gives me the freedom to travel and the opportunity to meet interesting people every day. I love it!
Working as personal chef to the family of Vanessa Maye, the violinist. I turned 30 this year and we celebrated with champagne high up in the French Alps in their ski chalet. I will always remember that moment.
Spaghetti bolognese: we all start out with something like that!
Music is one of my other passions. The power it has to change the way you feel is so important as it has made me happy, sad, strong and brave.
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