Cafe’s se­crets served to all NZ

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Work­man’s Funky Bar & Cafe – one of Mata­mata’s favourite eater­ies, is about to be­come world fa­mous in New Zealand by ap­pear­ing in TV3’s pop­u­lar food show, Cafe Se­crets on Sun­day Au­gust 26.

Pre­sented by food writer Julie Le Clerc, Cafe Se­crets is an eight-part se­ries that fea­tures some of New Zealand’s best cafes and Syd Work­man’s colourful cafe is show­cased in episode five.

Mata­mata lo­cals have al­ways known that Work­man’s is fab­u­lous but now the rest of the coun­try will know too!

A tele­vi­sion crew spent three days in Fe­bru­ary film- ing the episode.

They also filmed the Fash­ion In The Fields com­pe­ti­tion at the J Swap Con­trac­tors Mata­mata Breed­ers’ Stakes at Mata­mata race­course.

The pro­gramme tries to show how each cafe has a spe­cial link to its community with Julie at­tend­ing all sorts of events from popup fash­ion shows to ju­nior rugby tour­na­ments and pho­tog­ra­phy cour­ses.

“Sydney Work­man’s is an ab­so­lute icon within Mata­mata and the New Zealand cafe scene as a whole – we’re de­lighted to bring his story to the screen,” said Kari Hall of Km Me­dia – the pro­duc­tion com­pany be­hind the se­ries.

Julie cooked a va­ri­ety of tan­ta­lis­ing dishes in the episode and Sydney shared the se­crets of the cafe’s sig­na­ture dish – prime steak with burnt cream sauce.

“Both the Busi­ness As­so­ci­a­tion and the Mata­mata Rac­ing Club bent over back­wards to be help­ful and ac­com­mo­da­tion was kindly pro­vided by O’Reilly’s Mo­tel. We’re very grate­ful for ev­ery­one’s as­sis­tance,’’ Ms Hall said.

Out and about: Food writer and pre­sen­ter Julie Le Clerc with Sydney Work­man were filmed at­tend­ing J Swap Con­trac­tors Mata­mata Breed­ers’ Stakes at Mata­mata race­course dur­ing film­ing of TV3’s Cafe Se­crets.

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