Jaci then re-trained as a chef and decided to move back to South Gippsland to follow her dream to grow vegetables and cook.

Jaci Hicken runs Jacican Food Studio in Mirboo North, South Gippsland. Jaci swapped life near the small South Gippsland village of Loch for the bright lights and high-pressure of the television industry. But, as she says, it was always the plan to return to South Gippsland to “grow vegetables and cook”, and you join Jaci from her home and food studio in Mirboo North where she does just that.

Jaci tells us the story of how she grew up and found herself in TV, how she set up her food studio, the story behind her sprawling veggie garden, and her thoughts on food in South Gippsland. All while baking us a beautiful Fraisier Cake!

Jaci Hicken – Jacican
Photography: Visual Farm