Last week Ali took a trip to SkyCity to meet 19 year old apprentice chef, Sam Heaven, the NSSCC winner for 2016.
Sam showed Ali how to perfectly plate food to serve at a restaurant and he had a little surprise to put his own unique touch on the dish.
He used a dessert he had prepared in advance and whipped up a stunning plate that looked far too good to eat!
Check out his incredible skills above.
Ali also got a lesson from Sam on how to make delicious salted caramel popcorn, take a look here.