Mat Follas was winner of MasterChef in 2009.
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Mat opened his first restaurant, The Wild Garlic, to considerable national acclaim. The Wild Garlic was awarded 2 AA Rosettes and was recommended in The Good Food Guide and The Michelin guide. In 2016, Mat opened Bramble Cafe & Deli in Poundbury, Dorset, with his wife Amanda and their business partner Kate.
Mat regularly runs cooking courses as well as courses on foraging & wild plants and his recipes are published in a variety of magazines including Good Food, Olive and Delicious. He has had two books published, Fish in 2015, followed by Vegetable Perfection in 2016.
Mat often judges food competitions and events and is a regular judge for MasterChef, The Great Taste Awards and The World Cheese Awards.