Founder & Executive Chef at Farmers Daughters
and Food & Wine Ambassador for Gippsland (and Victoria); Founder of Farmers Daughters
Chef Alejandro Saravia is well known for introducing Peruvian cuisine to Australia’s food culture and being a passionate ambassador for the regional produce of his home state of Victoria.
Alejandro’s passion for authentic food made with love is combined with his wealth of experience gained through cooking in world-class kitchens across continents. From culinary school in Peru at the age of 16, followed by a traineeship in New York to stints in Barcelona, Paris, London and Sydney – including at the esteemed Sails on Lavender Bay – the coveted chef has worked with some of the best, including under Heston Blumenthal at Fat Duck (London).
Alejandro’s critically acclaimed dining concept Farmer’s Daughters, opened in Melbourne’s prestigious 80 Collins precinct in January 2021. With Farmer’s Daughters, Alejandro has created a cultural and gastronomic embassy in the CBD that showcases the diversity of the Gippsland region in a true farm-to-table experience over three levels.
Alejandro’s latest project, Victoria by Farmer’s Daughters, just opened to the public on 28 July 2022. A first-of-its-kind collaboration with Federation Square, Alejandro embarks on a culinary mission to champion all regions of Victoria through his menu. This 250 seat riverside in Melbourne also boasts a 20 seat purpose built wine library and private dining spaces. Including a dedicated Event Dining Space that features an adjoining Chef’s Table, catering to the most unique and interactive experiences.
Already making waves with critics, the media coverage of the new restaurant has been extremely complimentary.