• Chef Max and Mark Simmons

Chef Max Catches up with Alumni TV Chef in New York City

Max paid a visit to former student Mark Simmons during his recent visit to New York City. Mark's restaurant Kiwiana is in Brooklyn and the dishes his team serve are a combination of the culinary traditions of Mark's beloved hometown New Zealand.

"Mark is doing really well and he is cooking some wonderful dishes. It was really refreshing seeing an old student and listening to his success story" said Max, who enjoyed his time cooking a few dishes and sharing some old stories with his former student.

A former contender on the hit US show Top Chef, Mark has also worked in the kitchen of New York restaurant Melt, as Executive Chef. His dream of creating innovative and fresh food inspired by his hometowns food has come true with the impressive Kiwiana.

For more information on Kiwiana check out the official website www.kiwiana-nyc.com

Go to facebook.com/acaeperth for pictures of Max and Mark in Kiwiana and stay tuned for more updates from Max in America.