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Griffith’s fresh produce and local producers will be placed in the spotlight when the Good Chef, Bad Chef TV crew film in the city this week.

While in Griffith they will capture some of the local scenery, create some tasty new dishes featuring wonderful produce, and interview some of our local growers and businesses as they profile Griffith as an ideal place to visit.

Council’s Tourism Manager Mirella Guidolin said having the film crew in Griffith presents an incredible opportunity.

“This is an exciting chance to showcase Griffith as a vibrant and highly productive food bowl,” Ms Guidolin said.

Council has joined forces with seven local businesses and industry groups to make this TV project a reality.

Griffith City Council Tourism and Events Committee Chair, Councillor Christine Stead is excited to welcome Bad Chef Adrian Richardson to the region.

“We are delighted to have the support of the local business community and look forward to welcoming Adrian to Griffith to see what he cooks up,” Cr Stead said.

“We have partnered with Murray Cod, Fresh Technique, AusPrunes and Zecca – so I’m sure the recipes featuring these delicious products will be amazing.

Four postcard spots have been secured with DeeVine Estate, Calabria Family Wines, Bella Vita Tours and Griffith Spring Fest to be featured.

“It’s a great time of year to capture footage of the region, the vineyards are fresh and green, the orchards are budding, and there is a spring buzz in the air so it should be a terrific few days of filming.

“They will be capturing some of the stories of this region to help entice people to visit Griffith and discover our many wonders.”

This national TV series will air on Network 10 early in 2019. Good Chef, Bad Chef can be seen at 4pm Monday to Friday with repeats on weekends.

“Good Chef, Bad Chef is also distributed internationally in New Zealand, Asia and Pacific Islands and Sri Lanka. The long-term benefit of raising our profile to these international and national tourist markets will be significant with ongoing economic returns,” Cr Stead said.