Aussie ‘cooking’ web series cracks over 1.5 million viewers in one week

17 February, 2015 by Emily Blatchford

McLennan and McCartney. 

Premiering on YouTube on February 11th, Aussie online series The Katering Show has garnered worldwide attention, with 1.7 million views in just one week.


In this time, YouTube subscribers have also grown by about 25K, and as well as from Australia, viewers are in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Singapore and Malaysia.

The series stars comedians and Kate McLennan (ABC TV’s It’s a Date, Comedy Up Late; Network Ten’s Offspring, Channel 7’s Winners and Losers) and Kate McCartney (ABC TV’s Problems, Dirty Laundry Live, Adam Hills Tonight, Kath & Kim) as a horrendously smug foodie and a food-intolerant anti-foodie respectively, with McLennan attempting to teach an indifferent McCartney how to cook a new dish each week.

“At the start of The Katering Show I promised to change McCartney’s life through the power of good food and even better friendship, which was probably a lie, but if I can change the life of one 45-year-old man pretending to be a 13-year-old girl on YouTube then it’s all been worth it,” McLennan said in a statement released to the media.

Adds McCartney: "Before we started The Katering Show I didn't know any foodie terms at all. Now I know that when the 'maître de' offers me an 'umami tasting plate', I want to 'deconstruct' him."

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