Area: Manchester, United Kingdom
Michael Clay is a chef with fourteen year’s experience working in kitchens around the world. Having spent much of his formative kitchen experience working with Mediterranean chefs, Michael’s style reflects the cookery that is prevalent throughout much of this area, with a modern interpretation of traditional recipes. Most of his time has been spent working in restaurants in Britain but he has also spent considerable time working in France, New Zealand and Australia, most recently as Chef/ Proprietor of a critically acclaimed restaurant in Melbourne, cooking British bistro style cuisine. Taking cues from his time in Europe and South East Asia, he particularly enjoys the sharing style of eating multiple small plates and enjoys preparing food in this way at any opportunity, thus providing a talking point and a unique, gastronomic experience for the guests.