Crafting Comfort, One Bite at a Time: The Those Guys J & M Story

Step into the world of Those Guys J & M, a heartwarming tale of family, passion, and the irresistible allure of soul food and homemade sweets. Born from a love for bringing joy and comfort to all who taste their creations, Jess and Mat have transformed their small, family-owned Maori business into a beloved culinary haven in West Auckland.


A Journey Rooted in Love and Tradition


At Those Guys J & M, it's more than just food—it's a celebration of heritage and nostalgia. The "J and M" in our name represents founders Jess and Mat, whose love for each other mirrors the joy they bring to their customers with each mouthwatering bite. From creative, "just like Philly cheesesteaks" to decadently delicious burgers and home-baked sweets steeped in family tradition, every dish is crafted with love and care.


From Humble Beginnings to Culinary Stardom


Our journey began with a humble BBQ grill gifted to us, stationed at our front doorstep in West Auckland. What started as taking pre-orders via personal social media accounts soon blossomed into a weekly pop-up, drawing crowds off the street and selling out in no time. With courage and determination, we took the leap to invest in a food truck, quickly gaining popularity and leaving our daily jobs behind to pursue our culinary dreams.


Growing Stronger, Together


After a successful year at the Auckland Night Markets, we seized the opportunity to purchase our own food truck and expand our operation to meet the ever-growing demand. Jess and Mat's lifelong passion for food and baking has been the driving force behind their registered home business, uniting their creative visions and dedication to creating moments of comfort and joy for their community.


Navigating Challenges with Resilience


Our journey hasn't been without its obstacles. Balancing work and family life while ensuring time for rest and rejuvenation has been a learning curve for Jess and Mat. Yet, their unwavering commitment to their craft and the happiness it brings is a testament to their resilience and determination.


A Delicious Vision for the Future


At Those Guys J & M, our inspiration stems from the sheer delight of seeing smiles light up faces with every bite. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all who have supported us on this incredible journey thus far, and we're excited to continue sharing our love of soul food and homemade sweets with even more people in the years to come. With 2023 marking just the beginning, the best is yet to come from Those Guys J & M. Join us as we craft comfort, one delicious dish at a time.