Winner of MasterChef New Zealand 2015, Tim Read delivered an inspiring and informative Masterclass to a group of 20 NZMA cookery students.

Being big on flavours, Read cooks with what's in season and is passionate about the process of field to table. Tim wowed them with a mouth-watering Kawai fillet with mirin consommé, and dished out plenty of tips and tricks for the budding chefs to try themselves.

His key message was to be passionate about cooking and love what you do.

Tim is one of a host of well-known, highly successful chefs who have cooked up some inspiring masterclasses in NZMA Sylvia Park's training kitchens. Other recent highlights have included masterclasses with the famed Peter Gordon, and New Zealand's Maori Queen of Cuisine, Anne Thorp.

According to NZMA Head of Faculty for Culinary Arts Jasbir Kaur, bringing some of New Zealand's most celebrated chefs on campus for guest cooking slots is a great way to keep classes fresh and exciting.

"It's a real thrill for our students when they get to meet these top chefs. The Masterclasses teach them a lot, and also give them something to aspire to and strive for," said Kaur.