Last night saw the premier of Hayden Quinn South Africa, a new show about the Aussie foodie in which he cooks, eats and adventures his way across SA while learning more about various sustainability projects and a greener way to live.
I know, I know… this post’s a bit of a departure from mascara reviews and nail polish swatches but I totally had to ‘humble’ brag all about it as I wrote the voice over for the show *hair flick, head toss*. Seriously though, this is something I’m super proud of. While I’ve written TV commercials in the past, this is my very first full length show – even though I only created the voice over – the bits where Hayden chats to the audience off camera.
Anyway, to celebrate the flight of episode one, a bunch of us got together at Expresso’s studios to watch it along with Hayden himself. While Thirst provided nutritious fruit and veg cocktails, Hayden himself served up a yummy bobotie – the same one he learns to cook in the Bo-Kaap in episode one – served out of a giant pumpkin. The best bit, however, was the ‘sustainable, SASSI-approved marshmallow fish braai.
Peeps-wise, the crowd included a mix of those who’d worked on the show, local personalities and media including these guys:
The radness that is Tayla Goldberg from Nifty 250 was there too, providing guests with Instagram print outs of both the event itself as well as shots taken against a photo wall with cutesy props.
To learn more about the show get clicky clicky over here. You can also enter a series of competitions to stay in the fancy pants guest houses Hayden visits throughout the show as well as the big kahuna – a trip to Sydney where you’ll get to hang out with Hayden himself.