bold, cheeky, familiar, fresh, saucy, smart, wise

Based in Daylesford in the Victorian Central Highlands, Sassy Bites is a micro, local business, offering intimate cocktail celebrations at your accommodation or home for up to 20 guests.

We also operate Daylesford Gourmet where we celebrate local makers of fine food and beverages through gourmet boxes, picnic boxes and picnic experiences for visitors to Daylesford.


morsels, mouthfuls, snacks

Many people love the idea of hosting parties, but are either nervous about making a great impression, time poor, think that it’s too expensive to do a good job, or just “all too much effort”.

The three greatest loves in my life are family, friends and food, so for me, a combination of the three is the perfect recipe for a good time. Sassy Bites started as a result of this mix, along with my passion for sharing tasty, good quality, good value food with people I love.

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”

Virginia Woolf


Bronwyn’s bridesmaid’s night-before chill

“I found Sal’s Sassy Bites Catering (now Daylesford Gourmet) while looking for a dinner out for myself and my bridesmaids. However having to navigate different dietary requirements and all the errands we had to run, I soon found out it was best for a nice Thursday night in with dietary friendly food.

Sal was great in having to navigate that for me so I didn’t have to do extra thinking on top of everything else I had to do. She was easy to deal with and nothing was too much trouble.

We arrived back at our accommodation that night with an amazing spread of food already set up for us, which was such a nice surprise for my girls! Having dietary friendly options also meant that no one had to be excluded and we could all enjoy something together.

Thank you, Sal! Your food was amazing and everyone raved about the Mexican chicken salad. Especially one of my bridesmaids who has never been a fan of salads or tomatoes for that matter. She even tried to get my portion off me!

Another great thing that was so important to me was her business ethos, of having everything locally sourced. Would not hesitate to recommend her for any occasion no matter how big or small! Thank you again Sal for making our pre-wedding night so lovely. Hopefully we’ll see you again for our anniversary! Xx”

Real Flame Cocktail Event Drop-off

“Just wanted to say a big thank you for the food last night!

Everyone loved it all. Many comments on the risotto balls… I honestly ate about 8 off them.

One of the boys said he wished there was more for today’s lunch!

You will definitely here from us on our next function.”

Heidi’s Surprise 80th Birthday Afternoon Tea

“Sal and the Sassy Bites team transformed my plans for a ‘surprise high tea’ for my mother’s 80th into reality with sensational food, seamless service and amazing hibiscus flower cocktails! Sal created a delicious array of hot and cold canapes and was spot on with calculating quantities. I received so many compliments about the food – the guests were really impressed!

Leading up to the event, Sal was very generous with her time and advice on budgeting, equipment hire, room layout and running order. Her warmth and enthusiasm, combined with the friendly, professional service from her staff, set the tone for a delightful day.

Sincerest thanks to you, Sal. You did a truly wonderful job.”

Byzantine Design Gallery Opening Cocktail Party

“I have used Sassy Bites for many events held both personally and professionally, I’ll start by saying this – Sally knows food and entertaining. Her level of attention to detail is terrific and goes above and beyond with her catering jobs.

You can tell that food is Sally’s passion, you can actually taste the love in her cooking. Her menus are always on point and well considered. I would never hesitate for a moment to recommend Sassy Bites for any catering gig, she’s the bomb!”

Anderson 30th Cocktail Party

“I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your work on Saturday for my birthday party! I had the most wonderful day, and your delicious food and assistance with the party planning played a large part in making it such an enjoyable day.

The presentation of the food was wonderful too, all the options looked and tasted amazing. I also wanted to thank you for your accommodation of the different dietary requirements of my guests – it made all the difference knowing there were plenty of options for everyone. Your advice about canapé choices and numbers was spot-on as well. You did a fantastic job and I will definitely be calling you for my next event!”

Moore Wedding Cocktail Party

“We just wanted to say thanks so much for all the lovely food you prepared for us last Saturday. We, and our many hungry friends and family, were really happy with everything, thanks to you and your colleague!

And so you know, many people have since gone out of their way to comment on how great the food was and they were most impressed with all the yummy vegetarian options. We will be sure the spread the word!”

Barton Pre-wedding Celebration Cocktail Party

“A very belated big thank you for your fine work at our party at Milsons Point. Everyone loved the food and the service. You were everything I could have asked for and the waiters Riina and George were great.

The whole wedding went off extremely well but the start that you gave the event was great! Needless to say I will be recommending you to friends and if I ever have the need for catering in Sydney again I will be in touch.”

Kate’s 40th Cocktail Party 

“Deliciously professional!! Thank you Sally for making such a significant contribution to the success of Kate’s 40th Birthday. The food was delicious and your team were always there with a tasty morsel.

Most people I spoke with during the evening began the conversation with how amazing the catering and caterers were. You can’t ask for more than that. Thank you!”

Equivocators Society 46th Annual Dinner

“Yes this bunch of oldies has been around for a while! Having done it all before many times we are a very demanding lot. Sally handled the planning phase very professionally and comfortably fitted in with our tight schedule on the night.

The suggested canapés and antipasto were stunning and a big hit with everyone as they took in the superb harbour views and the odd glass of bubbly. This set the tone for the whole dinner and was instrumental in making it a great success.”

Al’s Hens Night Cocktail Party

“Your creations are genuinely amazing and every time I put something you made in my mouth my tastebuds jump up and down. You have a real gift.

I have eaten at some yummy places all over the world and if I could choose any food it would be your cooking hands-down. I think you could have your own restaurant!”

Jen’s Hens Night Harbour Cruise Cocktail Party

“Sassy Bites made this cruise… ok the harbour views and champagne did a lot to make it a successful and beautiful night but the food was exquisite… thanks Sal for making the evening extra special and tasty.

I know who to come to for beautiful gourmet catering in future, all at a good price with reliable and friendly service. Thanks from my taste buds and all the hens.”

The Manly Marlin’s Rugby Club Ladies Day

“The Manly Marlins Rugby Club Ladies Day is an annual event and caters for between 250 to 300 ladies each year. This year we engaged Sassy Bites to take on the momentous task of catering for the young ladies.

We found Sally and her team extremely helpful with suggestions and highly responsive to all our requests both in preparation for the event and on the day. We have no hesitation in recommending Sassy Bites for any event or function.”