Living La Dolce Vita and raising funds for charity with Mondo Community Warriors at Perth Arena

European Foods Wholesalers were delighted to be invited to attend the Mondo Community Warriors charity lunch last week. The event was hosted by Vince Gerraffa from Mondo Butchers, the Mondo Community Warriors and Antonio Carluccio, the Godfather of Italian cooking and famous from the hit TV show, Two Greedy Italians, who attended as the guest of honour.

The lunch session of the event featured a showcase of Italian food. Guests were treated to a grazing lunch, with mouthwatering options served from a number of food stalls. Food delights were prepared by guest cooks who included MKR contestants Daniele and Stefania, from the hit Chanel 7 TV Show My Kitchen Rules, some guest restaurants that included Passione Deli, and commercial sausage makers, Princi and Dorsogna, and of the course the skilled chefs from Perth Arena showcased their fares. Paired with wines from Mount Trio, SPellegrino Finest Sparkling Water and Acqua Panna Mineral Water and award-winning and locally roasted Silvana Finest Quality Arabica Coffee served their Italian-inspired coffee.

After lunch the much anticipated cacciatore sausage competition took place, judged by Vince and Antonio Carluccio. All entries were presented with a medal on stage and received welcome feedback from Antonio. We certainly enjoyed a taste or two! Each guest went home with a goodie bag valued at over $150 and featured a Carluccio biography, which he was able to personally sign, and a host of treats sponsored by European Foods Wholesalers, 250g gift pack of Silvana Coffee, the choice of fine dining lovers worldwide, SPellegrino and Acqua Panna Mineral Waters, authentic Italian Barilla Pasta products x2, the favourite San Bitter, the Apertif soft drink from San Pellegrino and of course, a little Italian love message from Baci Chocolates! 

Silvana Coffee at Food and life with Antonio CarluccioThe evening’s formal dinner function saw the arena transformed with long tables stretching the entire Granite Room, covered in white tablecloths were set for a 200+ strong crowd who were served a 4 course Italian feast. The recognisable orange Silvana Coffee cart stayed put for the dinner showcase, with The Northbridge Coffee Roasters baristas Mark and Christian serving finely crafted espressos to the guests and received great feedback on the quality of coffee throughout the night.

The Italian feast was cooked by a team of well-known chefs including Josh Catalano and Neal Jackson who supplied all their own ingredients, creating a delicious spread. 

Feedback from the event surpassed all expectations and 100% of all proceeds went directly to Mondo Community Warriors affiliated charities including Lifeline WA. This is certainly one event we’d like to see return next year!

Thanks to Vince to inviting us to attend, the Mondo Community Warriors for organising a fantastic day, Antonio Carluccio for being such a good sport and host, Perth Arena and to everyone involved who donated their time, goods and energy.