Chef, teacher and owner of Mitch's Kitchen

Mitch in his kitchen surrounded by vegetables

The early days of being an entrepreneur are truly some of the most exciting - and the most scary! I'm honoured to be on board and can't wait to see the students passion for business and hear all about their ideas.

Mitch Lee, Owner of Mitch's Kitchen

Mitch Lee graduated with First Class Honours in Sports Development and Coaching Sciences from Bournemouth University.

He was appointed as a vegan guest chef at Season Cookery School, located on the grounds of the 5-star Lainston House Hotel.

Recognising the gap in learning vegan kitchen skills, Mitch began designing and running cooking lessons in early 2017. Having worked as a chef and culinary teacher for over 4 years, he has designed and delivered private vegan and gluten-free cooking lessons to high-profile clients, inspiring others to adopt plant-based principles in their kitchen and life.

In 2018, along with wife Shirin, Mitch launched a direct-to-consumer frozen food brand called 'Mitch's Kitchen'. To date, Mitch has cooked, packed and shipped thousands of meals UK wide. The meals and the MK brand have received national recognition, gaining press coverage in newspapers and magazines. 2 of the meals have been shortlisted for food awards.

Mitch offers particular expertise in:

  • Starting, building and scaling an online/SaaS (software as a service) business
  • Social media content creation and follower growth
  • Email-marketing
  • New product development and brand identity
  • Business as a force for good – working with charities

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