Mat won the TV series BBC MasterChef in 2009, then 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 Foraging courses as well as cooking courses and he has had three books published, Fish, Vegetable Perfection and Afternoon Tea (Waitrose Weekend’s Best Baking Book of 2018).
Mat often judges food competitions and events and is a regular judge for BBC MasterChef and The Great Taste Awards.