Cafe’s secrets served to all NZ
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.