what we do
We’re a team of industry-leading creatives who understand the power of unique human stories.
With a focus on food and destinations, we build compelling stories in video, pictures and words. Our clients are community leaders who want to support their local makers, growers and tourism businesses, connecting them to the right people.
Our founder Wendy Hargreaves has spent decades reporting on people, places and events with national media companies in Australia and abroad. Now the born-and-bred country girl is using her journalism skills and extensive network to build connections through storytelling.
Wendy and her team of fellow journalists, photographers and videographers are explorers at heart, jumping at the chance to dive down rabbit holes in search of magic moments.
We believe everyone’s got a yarn to tell, and we’re ready to listen.
“Wendy’s non-biased and upbeat approach to both her life and work is a breath of fresh air in a highly competitive industry where everyone has an agenda. I have found her extremely trustworthy and I can’t wait for the opportunity to work with her again soon.”
director, delia group
“Wendy was fantastic to work with, a true professional with a ‘can do’ attitude, no challenge or obstacle was too difficult for her to tackle and resolve.”
Acting head of economic growth & Activation, city of Port Phillip
“Wendy is an icon of Melbourne’s food scene. She’s engaging, knowledgeable and thoroughly professional. ICCI Melbourne has developed a wonderful partnership with Wendy, and the team absolutely loves working with Bread & Butter Media. We consider Wendy as part of the team.”
CEO, Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Australia – Melbourne
The search for great human stories is Wendy’s bread and butter.
The Melbourne food journalist and broadcaster has three decades’ experience in print, on air and online.
Her stories have appeared in Australia’s biggest newspapers and magazines, and she’s a regular voice on Melbourne’s top-rating radio station, 3AW, where she presents “On the Road Again” every Sunday in Spring and Summer.
Wendy launched Bread & Butter Media in the darkness of Melbourne’s 2020-21 pandemic lockdowns with one big audacious goal: to reconnect people and communities by finding common ground.
Wendy also loves to chat, so sing out.
This award winning short film by Wendy Hargreaves explores how high stress, long hours and brutal pressure are all in a day’s work for chefs. So how do they deal with it? Danish executive chef Bente Grysbæk reveals how fire saved her life after a massive anxiety attack. These beautiful images in the bush north of Melbourne are by chef-turned-photographer Dean Cambray. Burnt won two short film awards at the Hollywood Dreamz International Film Festival and the Action on Film International Film Festival in Las Vegas. It was also nominated for best short documentary at Hollywood Dreamz.
Wendy joins Australia’s Mr Meat, Adrian Richardson, for a cheeky masterclass on glazing Christmas ham. This video was filmed at Adrian’s acclaimed restaurant La Luna in Carlton North.
Bread and Butter Media's documentary crew captured the launch of Aurum Poultry Co's inaugural Chef's Dinner at L'Hotel Gitan in Prahran, Melbourne. Chefs Jacques Reymond, Jerry Mai, David Dellai and...
Food writer Richard Cornish was commissioned by Bread and Butter Media to find out more about Jo Barrett's new restaurant project in Lorne on Victoria's Great Ocean Road. Here's the story for Fine...
By WENDY HARGREAVES, writing for FINE FOOD AUSTRALIA The hāngī -inspired potato dish that propelled Attica chef Ben Shewry onto the global stage has been reimagined as a spud-shaped chocolate. ...
Snow keeps falling and the skiing is fabulous at Mt Buller, but this snow bunny is all about the food. The snow-loving crew from Bread and Butter Media spent three days checking out Mt Buller’s...
Bread and Butter Media is helping the City of Greater Dandenong shine a light on Springvale's food culture by developing a new discovery tour. Called Off the Menu, the new walking tour gives...
A life-long obsession with perfection fuelled Kate Reid's path from Formula 1 racing engineer to world-famous croissant chef, with a dangerous detour in between. This short film, created by Bread...