Acclaimed chef, who is Samoan born, Michael Meredith is one of New Zealand’s most highly regarded chefs. He is mindful of how he sources his ingredients and believes there is innovation in simplicity.

"I honour simple ingredients and enjoy bringing them to life in a way which conjures up my own food memories."

"Opening Metita at SkyCity gives a unique opportunity to provide a nod to my Pasifika heritage. My love of food, family and innovation come together for an exciting new dining experience."

Michael has earned his stellar reputation following the award of a scholarship to the Culinary Institute of America - spending time in some of New York, Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland’s best restaurants. Since opening Mr Morris in late 2020, a modern, approachable restaurant that maximises local produce to bring to life a truly innovative menu, the humble Meredith has earned his reputation throughout the Pacific as an exceptional talent and continues to rise as an important contributor to New Zealand cuisine.

Mr Morris has been awarded Best New Restaurant and honoured Two Hats in the Cuisine Good Food Awards 2022