Chef Matt Burgess Impressing UK Gourmands

London-based Ngāti Raukawa chef Matt Burgess designs menus for restaurant chain Caravan Restaurants, with his dishes tasted by celebrities, dignitaries and even world leaders such as former South Africa Prime Minister Nelson Mandela, Mana Wikaire-Lewis writes for The New Zealand Herald.

With King Charles III’s ascension to the throne, it’s only right that Wellingtonian Burgess came up with an exclusive Māori-inspired banquet fit for a king, Wikaire-Lewis reports.

Cooking up a storm in South Woodford, in London borough Redbridge, Burgess made his version of hāngī for reporters Ngahuia Wade and Tina Wickliffe inside a smoker: 65-day-aged rib of beef, kūmara from Aotearoa and more.

His career has seen him in the kitchens of England’s beloved chefs Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver.

Original article by Mana Wikaire-Lewis, The New Zealand Herald, September 22, 2022.

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Christmas at Margot Henderson’s Place

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