Welcome to Cooks Co-op, an original web series by HBTV. For the foodies out there, the name Martin Boetz might ring a bell – the chef amassed a cult following during his 13-year stint at Longrain restaurants. Since then, Marty has escaped the bustle of the big smoke and taken on a new adventure. In 2012, he stumbled across a stunning property in the Hawkesbury Valley in NSW and moved swiftly to snap it up.
Set against a canvas of blue-grey gums, the farm boasts breathtaking views and, as Marty quips "gives good shed". With producers of all kinds appearing in every corner of the region, it wasn't long into his tree-change that Marty thought to combine his new plot with his passion for food, And so, Cooks Co-op was born! Stay tuned as we embark on a culinary journey of NSW's Hawkesbury region, and transform a quintessentially Aussie shed into a world-class restaurant.
Gerry Harvey introduces you to Martin Boetz, Executive Chef at Cooks Co-op. Marty shows you how to make his twice-cooked beef ribs recipe, and Gerry sets the challenge for Marty to celebrate the local produce from the Hawkesbury region of NSW.