As he worked and travelled throughout California, Canada and the British Isles he developed and perfected his skills and talents to create a truly innovative dining experience using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients.
Michael’s restaurant “Michaels“ gained the prestigious “Lancashire Life newcomer of the year” award in 1996 and also saw him nominated for Chef of the Year at Manchester Food and Drink Festival.
He has since worked closely with celebrity chefs, top businesses and local authorities coupled with many appearances on North West TV shows demonstrating his culinary skills.
As a consultant Michael has been instrumental in advising and setting up numerous restaurants, contract catering businesses and cookery schools. He also writes features and menus for a variety of media. In association with Bolton Council he works as a food consultant on a number of projects, including the council’s prestigious food and drink festival which he has been involved with since its inception in 2005.
For the last 15 years Michael has concentrated on providing fine dining at private and business functions and, over the last two years, has cooked for royalty, sports and TV personalities. He has established a reputation for providing innovative haute cuisine menus for private dinner parties weddings and corporate functions throughout the region.
John Wilkinson has enjoyed a successful career in hotels and restaurants around the world working for the Marriott Hotel Group for 11 years. He has been involved in numerous major sporting events including the 2012 Olympics where he worked with nutritionists providing a variety of cuisines from around the world for Olympians and visitors.
John has a passion for healthy food and has studied nutrition and exercise science at the University of Lancashire. He provides consultancy advice to professional sports players and teams such as Bolton Wanderers, in addition to working with clients who want to create mouth-watering dishes that are nutritionally balanced.
John currently works with the Wigan Warriors super league players and coaches, and has previously catered for premiership, Champions League, and professional sports teams.
Nutrition plans can be designed by John for fitness goals, and sporting events.
Additional Support We also have a great team of waiting on staff, events coordinators and specialist suppliers who can add that extra special touch to your event.