Just do it! Lunches
The 'Just do it' lunch is an inspirational two-hour cooking experience where you'll learn about Mr Camino's life-changing travels, while he gives an insightful paella cooking demonstration.
The two-hour presentation includes:
Just do it lunches start from $17pp.
Minimum of 20 people per booking
A 60-minute paella cooking demonstration that gives you hints and tips on how to make an amazing paella.
The Camino story
A 30-minute presentation about Mr Camino's life changing travels through Spain.
The delicious paella
A large serving of either seafood, chicken & chorizo or vegetarian paella.
In 2012 Central Coast local Rodger Macready walked the Camino De Santiago, an ancient 800km pilgrimage walk across the top of Spain. He was so inspired by the camaraderie of his fellow walkers and the simple, traditional Spanish food, he returned home and opened Cafe Camino, recreating the share tables, warm ambience and delicious foods of the pilgrim hostels, albergues, he stayed in along the route.
In 2014 he started up his catering company, specialising in the traditional Spanish rice dish, paella. His passion for adventure and his love of fresh, authentic Spanish fare has made him a must-have at local events and festivals.
Rodger returns regularly to explore the culinary tastes on offer in Spain and brings back authentic recipes and ingredients. He loves sharing the the process of making paella in the traditional large paella pan and has developed tricks and tips on how to make the perfect paella.
As Rodger shares the secrets of the authentic, 90-minute paella-making process with the audience, he shares funny and inspiring anecdotes of his walk through Spain, the highs and lows of setting up a restaurant, and then losing it, and how he found his way back to share his passion with the world.
Once cooked, the paella is served and Rodger delivers a 30-minute multimedia presentation on the Camino experience: practical tips and hints on the walk, what to expect, how to prepare, travel, equipment and other helpful information.
Rodger started his adventures in his mid 50s, and is proof that it is never too late to chase your dreams. He is available to share his inspirational experiences in a unique motivational speaking event.