Ian McNeel

Founder | Impact Investor | Creative Director | Environmentalist | Food Activist | Explorer


Sophie Michell

Sophie Michell is a well known Chef and Author from the UK. She has been working in kitchens for 27 years, training & cooking in some of London's top Michelin starred restaurants. Sophie has published eight bestselling & award winning cookbooks, whilst simultaneously also carving out a successful TV career in the UK & Internationally.

Chef Sophie is also an experienced restaurateur. She was Britain's youngest Female Executive Chef taking over the whole food offering at the 5 star Belgraves Hotel, then going on to oversee the food at London’s exclusive private members club Home House. One of Sophie’s proudest achievements was being part of the four female Chef team who opened The Gorgeous Kitchen, Heathrow’s top dining destination that successfully ran for nearly 10 years.

Farm to Table cooking has always been Sophie's passion and building a more solid platform where her whole business would be sustainable and where her living could be in-line with her beliefs and that became vital after the birth of her baby.

Friends for years, when Ian McNeel started his foray into hospitality, it became the logical move for Sophie to become part of the project. When Covid hit, she was working as Food & Drink Director for Byron Burgers UK, overseeing fifty five restaurants. Sophie saw an opportunity to completely transform her & her family's life and move to Barbados just days before the first lockdown!  They have lived here ever since & have fallen in love with the Island, energy and people. 






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