Ever heard of a little festival called Paris to Provence: Festival Français de Melbourne?
Well last year 14,500 people knew all about it when they visited the historic site of Como House and Garden in South Yarra for three whimsical days as it was transformed into a French popup village.
From the founder & director of Paris to Provence, comes a brand new free to the public French celebration - Fed in French. And who better to partner up with than the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival for our debut.
Meet the Team
Founder - Laura Rancie (French/Australian)
At age 34, Laura Rancie is the creator and founder of Paris to Provence and Fed in French. At age 5, Laura's parents migrated from Marseille in the south of France to Australia giving her the opportunity to grow up with a love and appreciation for both cultures. As an adult Laura studied International Relations on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii - and worked as a French tour guide at the Polynesian Cultural Centre. Upon returning to Australia she sought out and embraced the French community of Melbourne which led to creating Victoria's most loved French events. Laura is married with two children and two French bulldogs.
Event Manager - Mia Muscatello (Australian/Italian)
Mia has extensive Marketing and PR experience having worked for years in many different sectors, across varied events from Trade Shows to Soirées. She loves and embraces all things French but is of Italian/English heritage. Having traveled all over the world Mia adores this great city of Melbourne with it's rich and diverse culture and food scene. Having previously volunteered at Paris to Provence, her exceptional skills plus a love of events led her to a permanent position there, and is now on the founding team at Fed in French.
Gastronomic Entrepreneur - Sixtine Van den Broek (French)
"Passionate about food and wine, 25 yr old Sistine joins the team from France to further develop her career as a gastronomic consultant. Having completed a Masters in Entrepreneurship & Communication at ESCP Europe, Sistine also worked in culinary television in Paris. However, her strong ambition to work within food consultancy (cafes, restaurants or food trucks) - drove her to relocate to Melbourne. She was drawn to Melbourne owing to its richness and variety within hospitality, while hoping to share her passion for French culinary culture and expertise at Fed in French and Paris to Provence.
PR & Marketing Manager - Michelle Thatcher, Tribeca Marketing
Fed in French gives Michelle the chance to combine her passions - France and food!
"I love connecting and collaborating with businesses and like minded people and I’m thrilled to be working on Fed in French.” You’ll find Michelle devouring raclette, sipping champagne or savouring the artisan French foods over the weekend at Fed.