Collection: Kai by Matblak

A proud New Zealand Māori, Matt started his career in some of Wellington's most iconic restaurants. He moved to London in 1998 starting at the newly opened Soho House in Greek Street. He went on to work at Bluebird in Chelsea, Gordon Ramsey’s Maze Grill and Jamie Oliver’s Threadneedle Street. 

With over 30 years’ experience, Matt Burgess, often known at @matblak on Instagram, began his next move in 2022 with a step into his own food consultancy business, Kaiwhenua. At Kaiwhenua, which means food from the land in his native Māori, Matt now creates innovative recipes for companies including Provenance Butcher, Goodman Steak House Group, Caravan Restaurant Group and premium ceramic BBQ brand Big Green Egg, to name a few. 

Matt Burgess runs seasonal sell out supper clubs at Fortnum and Mason and has recently embarked on creating a best-selling condiment named BLAK FIRE a spiced soy chilli sauce under the brand Kai by Matblak.