I first met Reece Morrow just over half a decade ago, picked him up from the airport. He needed a ride to Hawke’s Bay. By Waikanae we’d stopped to buy beer. And he paid. I liked him right then and there. We talked and drank and listened to music (someone else was driving…of course) and by the end of the trip I had a new friend. Of course he was – at that point – the boyfriend of my sister-in-law. A few years on they’re married. We’re brothers-in-law now – and we remain good friends.
We’ve talked a lot about music and drinking – often while drinking and listening to music. And though we have talked a bit about his work, a caterer, part-owner of Two & Twelve restaurant in Bondi, Sydney, co-owner of Set Piece film catering company, a cook, a café owner, and a bloody good BBQ chef in the weekends I might add, we decided during one Sydney holiday to sit down and put on the record the story of how he – a Kiwi transplanted to Aussie, originally to do labouring work – fell, almost by mistake, into a career that he loves; a career that has him cooking for up to 1000 people a day, demanding schedules, big budget film and reality TV projects – and all from finding work as a glassie and kitchen-hand a decade or so ago because, well, he needed work…
It was a fun story. I thought. And interesting to try to talk – formally – with people you’re normally only ever informal with.
This is the first episode of Sweetman Podcast for 2016. Click that link to check out the past episodes two.
But for now, here’s my chat with my brother-in-law Reece Morrow, the latest episode of Sweetman Podcast; episode 12.