Bespoke catering, events & grazing

Based in the beautiful Yarra Valley, Locavore Studio exist to share the pleasure of beautiful local food with people who appreciate it.

• EST. 2014 •

Chef Jessie Rae Crossley & the Locavore Studio Team

We exist to share the pleasure of food. We’re a family business; passionate about the small details, and committed to blowing the minds and exploding the tastebuds of those who choose to dine with us.

A note from the chef,

“Having opened Locavore initially to educate the community on cookery, I had no idea of the growth Locavore Studio had in-store for the next 4 years. in the early years dabbling a little in wedding catering, word quickly spread about our food and service and before I knew it we were employing an events co-ordinator, more chefs and casual staff. Because all this still wasn’t enough….. I also wanted to try my hand at artisanal sourdough. Having an amazing team behind me, we really have jumped in leaps and bounds with all that we do, which has now allowed us a brand new home to have you all around for coffee, lunch and to take home a little piece of Locavore Studio everyday.”

Jessie Rae Crossley

Explore our services

Fully catered events →

Canapes & cocktails →

Our sourdough →

Event co-ordination →

Special occasions

Weddings →

Corporate →

Private functions →

 Featured venues


“Warburton VIC”


Christopher Boots

“Fitzroy VIC”



“Yarra Valley VIC”


Acacia Ridge

“Yarra Valley VIC”


XO Studios

“Brunswick East VIC”


524 Flinders

“Melbourne VIC”


Wandin Park Estate

“Wandin North”


Log Cabin Ranch



The Glasshaus



Narbethong Town Hall



Over 30 5-star reviews & counting…

Locavore catered our wedding and it was absolutely fantastic. All of our friends were ecstatic saying ‘the food is incredible!’ all evening. The professionalism of Jessie and all the waitstaff was outstanding. The attention to detail not only resulted in great food but beautiful displays. Leaving everything to the pros made for such a stress-free and fun day as the bride and groom. Can’t recommend Locavore enough. Thanks heaps guys! X



Locavore catered for our wedding and wowza! It was amazing! Jessie went above and beyond for us with our requests!  The grazing table was just phenomenal and it only got better! The mains were fresh, flavorsome and presented beautifully. You actually can taste the love she cooks into the food she creates!

And then where do I even start with Sheridan!? I actually thought she had cloned herself on our wedding day as she was everywhere at the right moment. I have no doubt the weather made her job a challenge on our special day having to change around the layout of our dance floor and musician due to bad weather but nothing was a problem for her.

The wait staff were also fabulous (many guests commented how attentive they were) We can not thank you enough. We truly had the best day



“Thanks so much for catering our wedding.  The food was absolutely unreal. People couldn’t stop raving about it. Incredibly delicious food with wonderfully professional service. I highly recommend Locavore.



New cafe alert

On September 2018, Locavore Studio recently celebrated the opening of their new cafe in Lilydale. Collecting some of Melbourne’s best suppliers of coffee, tea, milk and of course people, the cafe was created to not only showcase what we do in our catering and sourdough but to have a new meeting place in lilydale that was a little different to the rest.

Tuesday-Friday 7am-4pm
Saturday & Sunday 8am-4pm

Yarra Valley Catering & Events

Locavore Studio is a hub for artisanal food; catering for events, weddings, corporate and private functions. Based in the Yarra Valley, we are seasonally & produce driven, cooking up all that the beautiful region has to offer. Owned and operated by Chef Jessie Crossley, Locavore is built on a philosophy of using fresh local produce and designing incredible experiences for customers.

Based in the Yarra Valley, Locavore Studio can cater for events at wineries & private properties in Yarra Glen, Gruyere, Dixons Creek, Yering, Coldstream, Warburton, Healesville or at any other venue in Melbourne you choose.

Are you excited? We are!

Click below to contact us about our services.

Cafe / Studio Location

A: 148 Main Street, Lilydale VIC 3140

P: +61 400 284 929

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