About Locavore Studio

Locavore Studio was established in 2015 in a little kitchen studio by Chef and Director Jessie Rae Crossley. In the early days Locavore dabbled in cooking classes, pop up pastry shops and sourdough, eventually moving into catering. From 2016, Locavore really made an impression in the Yarra Valley, quickly becoming the preferred catering group to service weddings & wine events.

Jessie spent most of her 20’s working abroad in restaurants in Europe, private cheffing in prestigious ski chalets and her highlight, working on Super yachts for the rich and famous as their private chef travelling the seven seas. With all these combined experiences, this has shaped the way Jessie approaches her cooking, passing this on to her amazing team of chefs. This results in Locavore’s thoughtful & vibrant flare. Jessie’s passion for creating a welcoming, creative and safe space for like minded creatives has been one of the pillars of Locavore Studio. Cooking brings us together, and it continues to create communities ― and with community comes feelings of connection and happiness.

Locavore Studio is based on the concept of “Produced within 100kms of consumption”. Sustainability moving into the future is at the forefront of our minds and we are taking important steps to look after our planet and community moving forward. With relationships with local farmers, specialty artisan suppliers and butchers, our goal is to minimise our environmental footprint as best we can for a better future.

Whether your visiting the cafe or booking catering for your event- you’re in the best hands. Our combined knowledge in this industry means the food you’re eating has been thoughtfully sourced and prepared with passion & enjoyment, the service you’re provided is curated with respect and extensive industry expertise.


The food options we can provide will amaze!

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