Meet Alysse Wafer – Melbourne based food stylist, a writer and marketer. She combines these passions by creating bespoke productions and events, documented on her website.
New Zealand born, Alysse grew up amongst a family of devout foodies who enjoyed cooking and eating together and meticulously planned out each meal of the day.
Today her parents own and run an organic Feijoa farm on the North Island, while her brother – a trained chef – manages a local vineyard and cellar door.
Her parent’s farming business has greatly impacted her approach to food, and Alysse has developed a deep respect for food producers from stints working on the orchard – and more than ever champions cooking what is in season.
Arriving in Melbourne to study, almost a decade ago, Alysse has made it home – inspired by the local food and arts scene and the work of local legends such as Stephanie Alexander and her contemporaries, including Julia Ostero.
“There are many people here in Melbourne who are doing great things and following their creative passion – I am inspired by them and enjoy supporting them as often as I can. Julia and I studied at the same university and are connected via friends. I’ve enjoyed watching her profile grow. I am really impressed by her approach and her work.” Allyse Wafer