We are delighted to have Chef Micail Swindells, a chef who we have represented within his career as a chef for the past six years to come and be a house chef at mymuybueno Cookery School and share his talent and experience with you. Referred to by our Principal and CEO, Justine Murphy, as ‘One of the best Head Chefs in the yachting industry’ she has placed him on some of the world’s best super yachts.
Micail started his culinary apprentice at the young age of 16, when he made the bold move to go straight into Catering College straight after finishing school. Having completed his classical training and gaining his NVQ’s he quickly moved straight into the industry at a 2 Rosette classical French bistro.
After two year’s honing his skills it was Micail’s passion & drive for the latest flavours, creations, styles & techniques that took him to London where Micail worked in some of the finest Michelin star restaurants such as Texture, Chez Bruce, and Orrery under some of the most innovative Chef’s in the UK.
By the age of 23 Micail’s repertoire & experience allowed him to progress to Head Chef at the busy, high class city brasserie ‘Devonshire Terrace’. Constantly wanting to improve & develop, Micail would often venture into various restaurants working short term for Chefs such a Gordon Ramsey, Phill Howard & Marcus Wareing gaining valuable experience & inspiration.
Micail has now been in the yachting industry for over six years and and has done extremely well in the three MYBA charter show chef competitions he has entered on MY Unbridled and MY Zoom Zoom Zoom where he placed 1st and 2nd and on MY GO where he placed 2nd. Micail was asked back by MYBA for the Barcelona charter show in 2017 to be the industry professional on the judging panel for the chefs competition sitting along side world renowned chefs
In addition to this Micail has spent 5 months out of the last 5 years staging at some of the world top restaurants with 17 Michelin stars between them to continuing to master his craft.
Orrery – UK – 1 Michelin star – 2006
Texture – UK – 1 Michelin star – 2008
The Square – UK – 2 Michelin star – 2009
Chez Bruce – UK – 1 Michelin Star – 2010
Marcus Waring at the Berkley – UK – 2 Michelin star – 2012
1st Place in the MYBA chefs competition – Genoa -2014
The Ledbury – UK – 2 Michelin star – 2014
L,enclume – UK – 2 Michelin star – 2014
Geranium – Denmark – 3 Michelin star – 2015
Kin Kin – Denmark – 1 Michelin star – 2015
The Fat Duck – UK – 3 Michelin star – 2015
Borago – Chilli – No 2 in South America – 2016
2nd Place in the MYBA chefs competition – Genoa – 2016
Guest judge – MYBA Barcelona boat show – 2017
Quattro Passi – Italy – 2 Michelin star – 2017
NVQ Level 3 Food Safety & Hygiene – 2018
Cachura – Belgium – 1 Michelin star – 2018
Ikarus – Austria – 2 Michelin star – 2018
2nd Place – Antigua chefs competition – 2018
Micail has also sucsefully headed up teams on some of the industry largest charter vessels such as MY Aquarius (90m) & Symphony (101m)