Michael Van de Elzen
Auckland chef Michael Van de Elzen was trained at AUT and early in his career worked at Kermadec and Antiks in Auckland and then in London at Bluebird and Bank. He and his wife Belinda opened the award-winning Molten in Mount Eden in 2003, after their return to New Zealand. His highly acclaimed The Molten Cookbook was published in 2011. Mike sold the restaurant in 2011, just in time to become the star of the high-rating TV series The Food Truck. He now works a consultant to restaurants and on the second Food Truck series. He and Belinda have two young daughters, Hazel and Ivy.