Mike Palafox

Mike Palafox

Hey there! I’ve worn many hats – from a frustrated chef to an award-winning film director. I’ve got a keen eye for making food look absolutely drool-worthy. I’m all about the idea that what we eat directly impacts how we feel. So, for me, a killer dish not only tastes amazing but looks like a work of art too. That’s the essence of my work.

Mix artful filmmaking with the magic of food, and you’ve got something truly special. I’m one of the few directors who can handle both actors and tabletop scenes like a pro. This has landed me right on the cutting edge of the tabletop and advertising industry.

Currently, I’m heading up culinary development at El Estudio, a major independent production powerhouse in the Spanish-speaking world. We’re in pre-production for a spicy food show I created for the streamer Vix. It’s going to be a fiery adventure!

With over 20 years of hands-on experience in production, I’ve got film running through my veins. Both my parents were commercial directors. And I proudly continue that tradition. Plus, I’m a London Film School alum, adding a global touch to my craft.

I’m a card-carrying member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), and though I’ve got three nationalities, I’m a wanderer at heart, a true citizen of the world.

Oh, and by the way, I whip up a mean paella.