MAY 1 - 2 2021

Maurice Montero

Chef Mr. Pickles Bar & Eatery

Head chef Maurice is co-owner of the restaurant Mr. Pickles Bar & Eatery. Maurice, originally from the Netherlands has been influenced by his Dutch and Spanish parents.

Arriving in New Zealand for a working holiday after working as a chef in Europe, he worked in mostly fine dining establishments and setting up different venues for people in Auckland and Hamilton,

before setting up Mr Pickles and fried chicken joint The Bearded Weasel. Plus, the secret on the street is he is also opening another bar very soon!

Get to know Maurice:

Favourite restaurant/or café in the Waikato to go out to:

Cream Eatery

Most underrated vegetable, cut of meat or seafood?

Celeriac

The kitchen utensil you can't live without?

Knife

If you didn’t become a chef what would you have been?

Accountant

What is your one ingredient that is your staple?

Butter

Saturday night in with a movie, what is your comfort meal?

Ramen

His advice to new cooks

"being good is hard work keep your head down and learn".

 

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