Vince plans to raise stakes
AFTER a big 2018, Inglewood star butcher Vince Garreffa is soaking up the summer.
Along with running his business Mondo Butchers, heading to China to promote WA wagyu beef and taking tour groups around Italy and Croatia, Mr Garreffa took out the metropolitan Lifetime Achievement Award at the WA Seniors Awards for his work fundraising for Lifeline WA last year.
For 21 years, Mr Garreffa has held an annual brunch in his backyard to raise funds for the charity, gathering more than $3 million.
He said he was looking forward to spending time with his family to recharge for the new year.
“January is critical to the whole year. If I don’t spend some time with my family by the beach, it’s as if we haven’t had our medicine for the year,” he said.
Mr Garreffa said 2018 had brought mixed fortunes, with many families hit in the hip pocket and restaurants falling over.
“The good out of it is that they’ll figure out who loves them and they’ll turn to their families and get back to what it’s all about,” he said.
“We’ve got to accept that especially when we’re down, it can only get better.”
Mr Garreffa said he was looking forward to seeing what 2019 brought and encouraged families to try something different on the barbecue.
“People are being more adventurous; I’m getting many inquiries about kangaroo, buffalo and other premium meats,” he said.
Vince Garreffa is looking forward to 2019.