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I’m Touvai Fiefia He Matavai Moui Poloniati, a 30 year old chef from South Auckland.

I’ve been cooking all my life, starting with learning traditional Tongan food at home, and going on to study culinary from age 15 and onwards. I’ve been travelling the world and working in Hong Kong, Australia, Canada & New Zealand to expand my knowledge and perfect my craft.

I love cooking Vegan food as I feel it’s important to eat in a way that’s environmentally conscious and believe plant-based food is the future of global cuisine. I also really enjoy the challenge of creating dishes that are just as tasty and comforting as non-vegan food, but with cheap, humble & generally healthier ingredients.