Sophie Michell

Sophie Mitchell
Sophie started her professional kitchen career at the tender age of 14 before moving to London to gain her Advanced Chef Diploma at Butler’s Wharf Chef School. At just 19 she was nominated for The Craft Guild of Chef ‘Young Chef of the Year Award’ and has since worked at some of the Capital’s finest Michelin starred restaurants including The Green House, The Lanesborough and The Embassy.
Sophie has a real passion for nutrition and healthy eating. She was the private chef for Claudia Schiffer for two years and has cooked for various other A-list clients. These experiences made her the perfect choice of presenter for Channel 4’s popular food series Cook Yourself Thin. She has also appeared on Celebrity Weakest Link, danced for Comic Relief on Lets Dance, sang for the main Comic Relief show and has done numerous interviews on shows such as Richard and Judy, Loose Women, GMTV and Good Morning Canada. Most recently she was privileged to be asked to judge on Iron Chef USA, Sophie continues to build on her relationship with the US market and is on the new series Chef Race this fall for BBC America.
Sophie has had several successful cookbooks. Her first was Irresistible published in 2005 followed by the TV tie-in book, Cook Yourself Thin: A Delicious Way to Drop a Dress Size which went to number three on the UK non-fiction paperback list. She then went on to publish Fabulous Food: Sexy recipes for Healthy Living in 2008. Sophie's forth book and first non-diet cookbook, Love Good Food is out in shops now. She is also a regular columnist for Grazia Magazine, Healthy Magazine, Tesco’s Count Down to Christmas Magazine and Top Sante. 
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First published: Monday 3 June 2013
Updated: Thursday 15 October 2015