We are excited to announce #RawSundays is launching on Sunday the 23rd of April.


Prepare for a relaxed day full of music, local craft beer and mouth watering paella.

The Line Up is presented by Half Brothers Booking:
John McNamara Soul Band
Andrea Marr
Safari Motel
Mike Elrington
Kylie C

Entry is free, dancing is encouraged and wines are also available.

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August-September Specials Running for Corporate Culinary Team Build Activities


Take advantage of our End of Winter Specials!


Book a Corporate Culinary Team Build Activity before the end of September 2016 to receive 10% off! 

The Studio Raw Materials Team Building programs are designed for Corporate Groups wanting a fun way of team bonding! 

All sessions are run by qualified chefs to help guide you through the Team Activity! 

Christmas Culinary Challenge and Team Building Activitites booked before the end of September 2016 will receive a complimentary Gourmet Food Hamper by Raw Materials – The Food Merchants!


“Hi Robert, I would like to thank you for a fantastic day.  The feedback from the team is that they thoroughly enjoyed themselves and thought the set up was perfect.   I'm sure you'll be seeing us again!”


Christmas Function Venue with Theme Ideas to create an outstanding Christmas Function

Organisers, Planners or Stylists can use their creative flair to style the warehouse and/or studio at Raw Materials - The Studio for Christmas and End of Year Celebrations.

Some theme ideas for you to think about are Christmas Cocktail Parties, Dinner Dance, Hawkers Market, European Street Theme, Rustic Theme, Retro/Vintage Theme, Urban Industrial Theme, Spanish Festival, Italian Fiesta, Salsa Dancing

Or try a Christmas Team Activity including Team Culinary Challenges (Special offer:  for team builds booked before the end of September, you will receive a complimentary gourmet food hamper by Raw Materials – The Food Merchants!

Our unique space can be found just outside of Melbourne's Central Business District in downtown, Footscray where chefs alike are continuing to impress locals by making headways in Melbourne’s food scene!

Photo by Cheryl Forbes Photography


Melbourne Winter and Weekday Wedding Packages!

Late Autumn, Winter and Early Spring Weddings are becoming ever more popular as couples wanting to beat the crowds can choose a more suitable date.

Seasonal foods freshly harvested add to the flavour and choice of your menu.  Check out our shared platter menus designed to impress your guests.

Try using colourful floral and foilage arrangements in styling the warehouse. It will look amazing! For more styling ideas, go to our wedding link.

This fabulous venue is located in Footscray just outside of Melbourne's Central Business District.



Retro/Vintage Style Wedding at Raw Materials - The Studio

We could not believe the effort that the bride and groom went to for this gorgeous wedding!  It was another 'WOW' for us!

This Retro Vintage Style Wedding was truly outstanding from the handmade bunting, the festoon lighting, the 2 bands that entertained the guests (Gypsy Jam and The Dingalings), the vintage plates, the vintage black ute the bride and groom arrived in to the gorgeous array of coloured flowers by Clare Cotton. Both a Florist and blog writer, Clare Cotton also arranged an amazing display of crab apple which complimented the dessert table, beautifully!

The gorgeous photograph is by Jo Cush from FotoJOJO.  Some of her photos from this wedding were featured in Hooray Magazine.




Manu Feildel's

French Cooking MasterClass!

Living Social's French Cooking MasterClass with Manu Feildel was a great experience for all!  Not only is Manu a great Chef but he is a fantastic entertainer and very generous with his time.  

The 'My Kitchen Rules' Judge cooked up some scrumptious dishes using recipes from his latest cook book 'French For Everyone'.  As the MasterClass attendees tasted his delicious dishes and absorbed his cooking expertise, they were kept amused by Manu's cheeky French sense of humour! 

I am sure all the attendees were impressed with his generosity after each event.  Manu tirelessly, stood with each person for their photos and signed each cook book!  Thanks Manu!

Stay tuned for more Melbourne celebrity chef appearances at Studio Raw in collaboration with Living Social!

(Pictured are Chef Manu Feildel and Chef Robert Monteau)




The next Wedding Season is fast approaching - Time to start planning for your event

What a spectacular way to arrive at a Wedding Reception! 

How wonderful to have this double decker bus come through the warehouse roller doors to drop off the wedding guests and bridal party! 

Even the bus was dressed for the occasion with the traditional wedding ribbons draped across the front!

The bride and groom used some outstanding colours with their choice of flowers that were placed around the space.

The actual photographers photos were featured in Hello May.



on the banks of the Maribyrnong River

alongside Gary Mehigan's Maribyrnong Boathouse Restaurant.


Chef Robert Monteau was at the Go West Festival for the second year running, cooking up some delicious paellas in the giant paella pans!

It was great to see Gary Mehigan along with recent MasterChef contestants celebrating the gastronomic diversity of Melbourne's Western suburbs.

The Studio’s Chef, Robert Monteau ran into Gary Mehigan (judge on TV’s Master Chef) from the Maribyrnong Boathouse again (stay tuned for an updated photo).

Gary is familiar with Raw Materials from when Channel 10’s TV program, Good Chef Bad Chef was filmed in the studio.

To see a photo of Gary Mehigan at Raw Materials - The Studio, scroll down to the news items on Good Chef Bad Chef! Gary was on the first season!



Styling Event for a Rustic Wedding at Melbourne Venue, Studio Raw Materials

From the name place board, the dessert table, the old wooden crates, the hessian table centre piece, the flowers, the moss and the rustic table and chairs, this rustic wedding styled by Harper & Co Event Styling, stood out.

Check out our Facebook page to see some more lovely pictures of this Photo shoot.

To see more of Harper & Co's Event Styling, please go to their website www.harperandco.com.au

The rustic tables and chairs are from

Complete Function Hire www.cfhire.com.au

Photography was by the fantastic Milk Photography  www.milkphotography.com.au


Ceremony and Wedding Reception Venue in Melbourne's Inner West

The Studio is a unique warehouse venue space that couples can use to create the wedding of their dreams!

We can help you put together a style or let your creative flair soar!

No matter what your budget is, Studio Raw Materials never fails to impress guests and nor does our unique wedding menu options!

You can have a formal sit down wedding

or a stand up cocktail style wedding!

You can choose to have our specially chosen shared platters

or a menu of your choice from our wedding packages!

Contact us for a site inspection before the 2017 Wedding Season gets booked out!



Industrial Chic Style Wedding at Raw Materials - The Studio

Another bride and groom doing a fantastic job in styling their wedding! 

They draped white cloth from the warehouse rafters and hung up some chandeliers!  Together with the Studio's moodlights, some tea light candles and DJ 'MC Potato's music, the warehouse was transformed again! 

Keep an eye out on Facebook for some more gorgeous photos from this wedding. The wonderful photos are by John Joseph Possemato!





Living Social's two Events with Pete Evans were a sellout at Studio Raw Materials

240 Paleos (120 Paleos x 2 events) enjoyed the ambience at Melbourne Venue, Studio Raw Materials while the inspirational Pete Evans from Channel 7's 'My Kitchen Rules' whipped up 5 of his tasty paleo recipes from his cookbook 'Healthy Every Day'.  Participants were lucky enough to taste test each dish!

We look forward to doing more similar events with Living Social and some of Australia's great chefs!

Check out our Facebook page for more photos of both events.



Everything Indian's 'The Great Indian Cookoff' at Melbourne Venue, Studio Raw Materials  

The organiser of Everything Indian, the Studio's Chef Robert Monteau and 3 of MasterChef's former Contestants, Rishi Desai, Natasha Shan and Faiza Rehman are pictured here at 'The Great Indian Cook-Off' held at Melbourne Venue, Studio Raw Materials. 

For more details on 'Everything Indian', please go to their website  http://www.everythingindian.org/


Check out our Facebook for more great images and details for this spectacular event complete with photos of the cook-off, some very talented Chefs and two Bollywood Dancers!

Watch this space as I will change the photos from time to time!


Food Photography & Styling Workshop at Studio Raw Materials in Melbourne

Billy Law (Author of several cook books, ‘A table for Two’ food blog and a former Master Chef contestant) was at Melbourne's Studio Raw Materials in early August running his Food Photography and Styling Workshop.  

I managed to get a photo of Chef Robert Monteau and Billy Law with Billy's new cookbook 'Man Food' that he personally signed for us before commencing the workshop.  I loved his little bacon character that he illustrated on our copy of his cookbook! 

Chef Robert Monteau cooked up some great food including some recipes from Billy’s Man Food cookbook pictured above. 

Did anyone get any photos of the workshop in action or of the food that was being photographed and served to participants?


Industrial Style Weddings

We still talk about this outstanding wedding!  The styling by Caroline Kennon from The Creative Type left us all saying 'WOW'!

Caroline totally transformed the warehouse with her style and personal touches.  From the vintage suitcase for gifts, the 'All You Need is Cake' sign made from the pages of a book, the lights that were strung up on the warehouse rafters, the antique Window with seating details for wedding guests, the touches of 'yellow' (love those shoes), the flowers, the old books on the tables to the favours made by the groom, this wedding was styled to perfection!

See our wedding link or go to Polka Dot Bride to see more photos of this very special wedding at Studio Raw Materials in Melbourne!

The gorgeous photos are by Luke Lornie Photography




Rustic, Vintage and Industrial Style Wedding Favour and Party Favour Ideas

If you are short of time and stuck for great ideas for your wedding favours, then we have a few ideas that might help you!

In the first picture(by Neiyo Photography), the Leone confectionary tins are a great industrial, rustic or vintage Wedding Favour Idea.  Just get some string or ribbon and tie it up like a little parcel and attach a personalised rustic tag.

Another great idea is to get a couple of the Blanxart rustic wrap chocolate bars and tie them up with some ribbon and again attach a personalised tag!

We will be putting some more pictures up on our Facebook and Instagram, so stay tuned!

These fantastic gourmet confectionary products are supplied by Raw Materials - The Food Merchants and can be seen in our Studio Showroom. 


Melbourne StyleSesh

To see all the action of Hitched Magazine's Melbourne StyleSesh at Raw Materials - The Studio by C2 Video, please click HERE:


To see us on their VIV List (Very Important Vendor) List, please click HERE: http://www.hooraymag.com/vendor/raw-materials-the-studio/

The VIV List includes hyperlinks of the photographer's names for some of the photos you can see in our Wedding Link!


Corporate Event at Melbourne's Raw Materials - The Studio

Samantha Clarkson from 'Sourced by Sam' did an amazing job in styling this Melbourne corporate event at Studio Raw Materials.  She went for an urban street/industrial style complete with break dancers, a graffiti artist, a photo booth and industrial style tables and chairs. The tables were laid out with cacti and kale in rustic wooden boxes placed on top of a cloth centre piece.

2vue Imagery took some amazing photos of the fabulously styled corporate event by Samantha Clarkson from Sourced by Sam at Studio Raw Materials.

You can see more of  these fabulous photos by 2Vue Imagery and 'Sourced by Sam's' corporate styling on our Facebook!


Melbourne Weddings at Studio Raw Materials in Footscray

See our Melbourne Wedding Link

”We found Studio Raw Materials …… We wanted somewhere we could put our own stamp on, and that was industrial, but the biggest pre-requisite – food! The food had to be outstanding. It’s a fantastic space that runs corporate cooking classes, and has a full television set kitchen inside a warehouse. Totally unique, totally us! Rob was amazing from the get-go, he worked with us and we still are told it was the best food anyone has had at a wedding.” Caroline and Adam.

If you are looking for a unique but classy venue which has been described as a rustic and industrial style venue by Polka Dot Bride, then please contact us via email at studio@rawmaterials.com.au or ring Chef/Manager Robert Monteau on 0410618165.

(This Photograph is by Luke Lornie Photography and styling by Caroline Kennon from ‘The Creative Type’)



Film & Photography


Studio Raw Materials has been very busy with bookings by Production crews doing filming and photography for various product promotions and product launches both in the warehouse and the Studio kitchen. Due to privacy around most film shoots, I can’t bring you all the exciting behind the scene shots for each film shoot. However, last week’s film crew allowed us to take some of these great behind the scene action shots.

Studio Raw Materials has a long history with film and photography. Did you know that the first three seasons of Channel 10’s Good Chef Bad Chef was filmed here?


Corporate Team Builds at Melbourne's Studio Raw Materials

A great warm up idea before commencing their Corporate Team Build with Studio Raw Materials ....These corporates organised a mini scavenger hunt  where each of the teams were required to collect/make 3 items; an apron, a chef’s hat (or similar) and a Matt Preston cravat.

Book your next Christmas Corporate team build, Team Build, Corporate Cooking Team Build, Christmas break up party at Raw Materials - The Studio

Corporate Team builds are suitable for everyone from busy corporates to sporting clubs.  It is a great way of breaking down the barriers and learning how to work together.

We proudly use pantry items supplied by

Raw Materials – The Food Merchants



Hens' Days and Pre-Wedding Parties!

Check out our  Facebook post on 9th July to see the feedback from these lovely Hens’ who were at Studio Raw Materials recently.  Here is one comment in case you are not on Facebook:

“Thank you for such a wonderful day. As the bride, my amazing bridesmaids organised such a fun day and night. Xx”

A few of the Hens including the bride to be, wore their specially designed aprons for the Hens’ Day and the bride to be wore that gorgeous little pink hat pictured in these photos.

With the next Wedding Season not far away, get your Hens’ Day bookings in early. Don’t forget to ask us about our pink Hansi French Lemonade for your Hens’ Day! It is a great option for those wanting non-alcoholic beverages and a favourite with the girls!

High Teas and Kitchen Teas are also a great option for a day out with the girls!


2016 Cooking Classes

During our cooking classes you will gain the knowledge and techniques to re-produce great dishes in the comfort of your own kitchen. Our passionate chefs will give you expert advice, help you gain confidence and increase your understanding of amazing ingredients....

These Classes are becoming quite popular as a pre wedding party such as a Hen's Party or a group of friends or colleagues getting together to cook and enjoy great food at great venue!

Cooking Classes Available:

Seafood Market Tour
Knife Skills & Meat Cookery
Spanish Paella & Tapas (Great Value at $65 pp)

or we can tailor a cooking class to your needs. 

These Melbourne Corporates (see picture to the left) were in for their third team build!

(conditions apply: all classes must have a required minimum number of participants)


The Showroom is open for our cooking school attendees, event and function guests to purchase our Raw Materials produce throughout the year!

Busy corporates and guests to the Studio can purchase produce to stock up their pantry or buy Christmas and Birthday presents that will impress those hard to buy for.

We have an amazing range of Hampers and new products that will delight your taste buds!

Attend an Event and discover our secret ingredients used in our cooking!

Good Chef Bad Chef   Good Chef, Bad Chef

The Studio was proud to host the talented Adrian Richardson and nutritionist Janella Purcell, in the filming of the first three seasons of the popular TV show Good Chef Bad Chef. Click here to download some of their amazing recipes.

Good Chef Bad Chef   September 2009

The Studio was proud to host the talented MasterChef judge Gary Mehigan and nutritionist Janella Purcell, for the filming of the second series of popular TV show Good Chef Bad Chef. Click here to download some of their amazing recipes.


Winter/Spring Cooking Classes
Some of our cooking classes include; Footscray Market Seafood Tours, Basic Knife Skills, Spanish Paella and Tapas
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