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what we do

 

Bread and Butter is a content agency celebrating makers and growers.

We work with community leaders to shine a light on their local producers, telling their stories in video, pictures and words.

Explorers at heart, we jump at the chance to dive down rabbit holes in search of magic moments.

Our founder Wendy Hargreaves has spent decades reporting on people, places and events in Australia and abroad. Now the born-and-bred country girl is seeking stories that cultivate common ground between the bush and the city.

Wendy believes everyone’s got a yarn to tell, and she’s ready to listen. 

the big picture

Connecting people and communities is our bread and butter, and we do that with stories that cut through the noise.  We also collaborate with influential leaders. Check out Wendy’s live-streamed interview with award-winning food writer and hospitality campaigner Dani Valent.

live action

We love the spontaneity of a live broadcast, connecting people and communities through multiple social networks. Our pop-up studio reaches up to 30 channels at once, creating fresh, compelling stories and a big dose of FOMO. We also capture and edit amazing videos, photos and stories in the old-school way.

 

agility

We’re a small team, so we’re agile and cost-effective. With decades of experience in media, we know the right people and get stuff done fast. And just so you know… we still get tingles when we experience those magic moments that create a great human story. That feeling never gets old.

 

Shane Delia

“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.”

Shane Delia

director, delia group
Founder, Providoor
Susie Filleti

“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.”

Susie Filleti

Acting head of economic growth & Activation, city of Port Phillip
Giovanni Caniglia

“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.”

giovanni Caniglia

CEO, Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Australia – Melbourne

Obsession

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 our founder Wendy Hargreaves and videographer Kaine Harling, won awards at the Action on Film International Film Festival in Las Vegas in 2019.

 

Richo's Christmas

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.

dessert first

Bread and Butter created a winter campaign to encourage Melburnians to rug up and make the most of outdoor dining areas in the City of Port Phillip. Gigi’s of Balaclava was one of many venues featured in the campaign, which was a finalist in the Mainstreet Australia Awards.

Burnt

High stress, long hours and brutal pressure are all in a day’s work for chefs. So how do they deal with it? In this award-winning short film by Wendy Hargreaves, Danish 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 has 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.

meet wendy

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. Wendy also created online magazine Five of the Best, along with two award-winning short films about extraordinary women in the hospitality industry, Burnt and Obsession.

Wendy launched Bread & Butter Media in the darkness of Melbourne’s 2020-21 lockdowns with one big audacious goal: to reconnect people and communities by finding common ground.

Wendy also loves to chat, so sing out.

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