Monique Fiso is New Zealand's favourite culinary master.
Monique worked for many years in New York City where she trained at top Michelin star kitchen The Musket Room.
In 2016 she returned to New Zealand and began her creative space Hiakai. Situated in the countries capital city of Wellington.
Using traditional Māori cooking techniques and ingredients in combination with her Michelin training, Monique has taken Māori cuisine to a whole new level of sophistication and pushed it into the next chapter in its food story.
Hiakai was voted one of Time Magazines Top Places Of 2019. Monique was also the final standing female on Netflix TV Series: The Final Table and has just featured in National Geographic's Series Uncharted with Gordon Ramsay.