Lyall Minhinnick works as the head chef at an iconic rural restaurant, Fleurs Place in Moeraki, Otago, near Dunedin. Originally from Auckland, he studied at Manukau Polytech, before moving to Moeraki in 2018.
The Beef + Lamb Young Ambassador finalist is a keen forager and aims to showcase Maori-inspired food and ingredients on restaurant menus.
“We Māori we have beautiful food, growing up learning how to produce hāngi and boil-ups and fried bread and just putting that into a menu. I believe it’s given me a massive opportunity.”
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