Hi everyone, me again, getting my blog on.
Just wanted to share some thoughts on the week we have just had. We have just finished filming an episode of Poh’s Kitchen with all the wonderful people from the ABC. What a week! If you have a vision that television is sexy and glamorous….think again.
The basic back story is that Poh’s Kitchen has decided to dedicate a whole series to how food can change or transform people’s lives. As such, they came across STREAT and committed to an episode. Firstly, may I say, bravo Poh! It’s one thing to do a cooking show but another to use that as a vehicle to educate and inform the general public about an issue that is incredibly important.
Initially there were some reservations about exposing young people, their stories and their pasts to the beast that can sometimes be the media. At the end of the day, we encountered a team of people who were genuinely committed to making an informative and sensitive piece of television. They were accommodating and flexible and showed respect to the episodes “stars”. We got to meet one of Melbourne’s top chefs Martin Boetz whilst enjoying delicious Thai fare at Longrain. We got to experience the very colourful Queen Victoria Market and enjoy Poh’s amazing culinary creations but best of all, we allowed some very courageous young people to reclaim their pasts and use their experiences to inspire others. All in all, we had a pretty amazing week.
And now it’s time for me to get back to the best job in the world.
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