Vince and Anne Garreffa

Vince Garreffa is one of Perth’s larger-than-life characters, known for his hilarious anecdotes, philanthropic spirit and popular butcher shop, Mondo di Carne. Born in 1951 in Calabria, Italy, he travelled to Western Australia as a five-year-old boy and his family established itself in Northbridge (Perth) in the early 1950′s.

Vince and Anne Gareffa opened Mondo di Carne (World of Meats) in 1979 - a shop that is now one of Australia’s premier gourmet butchers.

Even more remarkable is the work Vince and Anne put into supporting local charities. Over twenty years, the couple has raised almost $4 million for Lifeline WA. With their team at Mondo di Carne, Vince and Anne host the Butcher’s picnic and an annual brunch in their Mt Lawley home each year, with proceeds going to Lifeline WA.