We are restaurateurs and caterers who love all things food and food related. Our kitchen is inspired by Italian traditions and influenced by our Canadian heritage. At Locale, we want our passion for food, hospitality and service to always exceed your expectations.
We focus on fresh, simple, classic food and display it beautifully. We run an ‘artigiano’ kitchen and cook from scratch using local, seasonal & organic ingredients when available. We support and are members of the slow food movement; go to slowfood.com for more information.
Chef Andrea Censorio
Locale’s classic, locally-inspired fare is crafted under the direction of head chef Andrea Censorio. Having worked in kitchens in Toronto, Italy, and Dubai, Censorio’s culinary skills are as diverse as his experiences. Cooking professionally for over 12 years and earning Red Seal certification, he has trained in classic French cuisine, mastered authentic Italian techniques, and crafted fine-dining experiences in well-known restaurants across the globe. These opportunities have allowed him to bring the best of many worlds to Locale by blending flavours, traditions, and methods to create wholesome and satisfying dishes.
For Censorio, food is best served fresh, simple, and from scratch. With his advanced culinary skills and passion for exploring new possibilities, Censorio has transformed Locale’s menu by using local and sustainable ingredients to craft beautifully plated dishes both long-time guests and new customers love.
Chef Ian Bickle
Chef Ian Bickle was born and bred in Newmarket Ontario. He cut his teeth in the kitchen at the tender age of 14 as a dishwasher in an all day diner. This is where he discovered that cooking was his passion. Ian continuously strived for a challenge which led him to the Canadian Rockies where he was a first cook at the Delta in Banff. From there Ian moved to Australia where he developed diverse skills and invaluable knowledge that he brings to Locale today. He and his wife successfully opened and ran their own cafe in Western Australia for three years before settling in Victoria for a couple of years.
Chef Ian Bickle held the role of Sous Chef at the world class Montalto Vineyard & Restaurant which practices a true farm to table philosophy with 3 acres of kitchen garden and a full time gardener at his disposal. He is passionate about fresh produce and doing things right and brings a unique culinary influence to Locale Aurora.
Chef Daniel Fiori
Chef Daniel Fiori developed a passion for the culinary arts while cooking alongside his mother and grandparents as a child. This passion only intensified as he completed the culinary management program at George Brown College, mastered fundamental techniques at The Keg, and learned the art of blending flavours while working at a restaurant on Italy’s Amalfi Coast. With his rich experience, positive energy, and knowledge of regional Italian classics, Fiori brings a unique culinary influence to Locale. Working collaboratively with Chef Censorio, he harnesses the power of high-quality, locally sourced ingredients to create Locale’s wholesome, inspired dishes.
Chef Giovanni Taylor
Junior Sous Chef