About Michelle Trusselle
Born and bred in London, Michelle knew from an early age that she had a special relationship with food. After finishing school at 16, she immediately applied and was accepted to the acclaimed Westminster Culinary Arts College. After graduating from College after 3 years she had already been trained in some of London’s best known establishments including The Savoy and Claridges.
After completing her education, Michelle went on to work in restaurants under highly respected chefs, including under the hot tempered but renowned, Johnnie Mountain and the well respected, Tom Pemberton of Hereford Road.
Michelle spent years at the one Michelin starred restaurant La Trompette under the acclaimed Bruce Poole, being part of their team both before and after gaining their respectable Michelin star accolade. Michelle has also spent time in the kitchens of the two Michelin starred The Ledbury, which is ranked among the best restaurants in the world and Simon Rogan's Roganic in Marylebone..
Michelle has spent time being a private chef and has catered for lords, royalty, fashion designers, former Prime Ministers, film directors and local families under her own brand Minklez.
Up until December 2019, Michelle worked as a Project Chef for Baxterstorey and was based at Amazon UK Headquarters after formally being Head Chef of Hospitality/Fine Dining for McKinsey & Company’s London office.
Now, after consistently delivering high standards to a variety of guests through the years and developing her own style along the way, she has launched Myristica, a small and intimate Supper Club where her heritage of the Caribbean is reflected throughout the menu. Michelle’s well thought out dishes are designed to excite, stimulate and intrigue.
Michelle is a MasterChef: The Professionals 2018 Semi Finalist. In 2019 she was named 'one of the most successful contestants who have transformed their career since being on the show' & appears in MasterChef: The Professionals - The Rematch 2019.