Welcome, I’m Kate Flower.
For more than 25 years I’ve been in the business of food: cooking, serving, managing and creating. I know front of house, back of house and everything in between. I’ve worked long days, late nights and despite the challenges I have never swayed from further exploring this ever evolving trade.
My lifetime apprenticeship in the food industry began in Perth and has provided a great adventure both here, interstate and overseas. Time spent living in glorious, food-obsessed Tasmania cemented my appreciation of artisan food producers who grow, create and sell food as we used to know it. The people, the places and their passion for good food fed my growing desire to bring their stories to the fore.
I spent four years creating recipes and content for the Fresh lift-out of The West Australian newspaper, working with a stylist and photographer to create images to accompany my approachable recipes. During this time, I also wrote restaurant reviews for both the Fresh lift-out and the WA Good Food Guide.
From cook to caterer, events manager to food consultant, I have worn many hats during my career and learned from some of the best in the business. This diverse experience affords me an innate understanding of food in all its forms. Using images and words as my utensils, I will work with food-driven brands to develop and share their unique stories through food marketing, recipe development, writing and styling.
I can provide food styling and work with your chosen photographer or I can bring the whole production along with me. Either way I am happiest when working with equally driven people, small businesses or corporations to share new food stories.
Let’s talk food.
Recent article from Campaign Brief WA
As editor of the Fresh section in The West Australian, I hired Kate to contribute to our food photo shoots where she developed recipe ideas to a theme and produced them on the day of the shoot under time pressure and presented in a way that was best suited for photography. She styled some of the shoots as well and always helped create beautiful, enticing images. At each shoot she went above and beyond to ensure she delivered innovative recipes, beautifully presented dishes and was always prepared with different ideas to allow for multiple photographic options. Kate is a hard worker, is passionate about food and loves what she does which always creates the best results at a photo shoot.
/ kelly davis - The west australian /
A few of my favourite businesses, people, and products
Breadbox Marketing... A creative force among Perth agencies. Breadbox carry a strong food portfolio and have a natural understanding of where their clients could be sitting in the market and how to achieve this.
Kinky Kondiments.. I'm a sucker for a talented food artisan and Ashleigh Barr who started Kinky Kondiments is that! She has a beautiful range of hand made condiments in both retail and food service sizing.
Pekho Wares and Wears.... When I want to lose myself in a beautiful store full of ceramics, glassware, linens, clothing and gifts this is where I go. Owner Buffy has an amazing eye for buying and her store is a delightful Aladdin’s Cave of treasures.
Georgina Barker Photography... Georgina Barker is a photographer and journalist who always digs deep to find the true beauty in people, places and products. Her storytelling skills using imageand word are inspiring and on top of that she is a blast to work with!
Boatshed Market Cottesloe... What can I say? If you want the complete food experience then this is your one stop shop. Fresh produce, local and imported artisan lines, fish, meat and flowers. It's a day out for someone like me.
Kitchen Warehouse... 7 Perth stores filled with every toy a foodie has ever wanted. They also run a number of cheap and cheerful workshops exploring all aspects of creating mouth watering cuisine.
Wild Bakery Fremantle... Best long fermented sourdough lines in Perth. Tummy and taste bud friendly bread that is well worth travelling for.