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Chef Matt Burgess aka Mat Blak - Flavour - 25th July

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    Master the Art of 'Flavour" Fire Cooking with Chef Matt Burgess

    Join the renowned Chef Matt Burgess, a proud New Zealand Maori, for an unforgettable fire cooking class. With over 30 years of experience, Matt began his career in Wellington's top restaurants, including Dockside and the legendary Matterhorn. Moving to London in 1998, he worked at Soho House, Bluebird in Chelsea, Gordon Ramsey’s Maze Grill, and Jamie Oliver’s Threadneedle Street. In 2015, he became the Group Executive Chef at Caravan and Vardo Restaurants, expanding the brand from two to seven locations. In 2022, Matt launched his own food consultancy, Kaiwhenua, meaning "food from the land" in Maori. Through Kaiwhenua, he creates innovative recipes for top companies like Goodman Steak House Group, Beast restaurant, London Shuffle Club, and Busaba Ethai. A live fire and BBQ expert, Matt runs seasonal sell-out supper clubs at prestigious venues such as Fortnum and Mason and Caravan Coffee Roasters.

    In this class, Matt will delve into the art of balancing flavours, explaining how getting it right makes a big difference to a dish. You'll learn how to maximise your cooking with the Charlie Oven, drawing from Matt's Asian influences and his rich New Zealand Maori culture. 

    The following menu is provisional and subject to change. 



    • Charred apple & walnut frangipane
    • Smoked bacon, fried egg, Blak fire, butter, soft roll
    • Chai tea


    • Puha and pork bones


    • Dirty sirloin steak rested in ketjap manis
    • Brined Blak chicken
    • Thai salad prep
    • Nam Jim dressing


    • Date cake, smoked caramel sauce, ice cream

    Class Details

    • Date & Time: Thursday, 25th July, 10am to 4pm
    • Location: Richmond, TW9, London
    • Includes: Two-course meal with  wine and beer drinks. A recipe booklet, a Charlie tongs worth £28.



    What's included

    A recipe booklet, a Charlie tongs worth £28.
    Two-course meal with wine and beer drinks

    Chef Matt Burgess aka Mat Blak - Flavour - 25th July - Charlie Oven
    Chef Matt Burgess aka Mat Blak - Flavour - 25th July - Charlie Oven

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