Chef Michael Meredith was born in Samoa, and moved to New Zealand when he was 13. His passion for food and cooking was born when he enrolled at Auckland University of Technology.
After that he left to study at The Culinary Institute of America for several months and then staged at several top-notch Manhattan restaurants, including Montrachet, March, and Gramercy Tavern.
Upon his return to New Zealand, Meredith worked his way through the best of Auckland’s kitchens: Antoine’s, Vinnies, and then as the founding chef of The Grove.
In September of 2007 Meredith opened his eponymous restaurant in Mt. Eden, Auckland. Since its opening, Merediths has received numerous accolades, including the Metro Audi Restaurant Award of Supreme Winner and also the Cuisine Restaurant of the year 2012 and recently Michael won Metro Audi Ward of Best Chef 2012.