North Perth’s Vastese Bakery hosting last supper to raise funds for Warriors’ charity

North Perth’s Vastese Bakery hosting last supper to raise funds for Warriors’ charity

IN MILAN people must wait at least six months for a chance to see Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, but the Vastese Last Supper has been six decades in the making.

Vastese Bakery will be the site of a final ‘last supper’ for a fortunate few as a fundraiser for Mondo Community Warriors on Sunday, August 14.

Diners will be seated among the huge ovens and equipment at the famous bakery, which closed its doors last year.

In bona fide Italian style, guests will enjoy a feast prepared by some of Perth’s best chefs, accompanied by Vinaceous wines.

Mondo Community Warriors founder Vince Garreffa said the event would be a “huge” lunch in a style which pays homage to the bakery’s Italian heritage.

“Picture long tables filled with food, friends and fine wine, and you’ll get an idea of what this event is all about,” he said.

“Everything from equipment, labour, wine and food have been donated – so 100 per cent of the ticket sales go to the 31 charities to which Mondo Community Warriors contributes,” he said.

Mr Garreffa paid homage to the Saraceni brothers, and Vastese Bakery in general, for playing a huge part in the community while they were trading.

“This is a wonderful last hurrah for them in the community,” he said.

Mondo Community Warriors is a non-denominational, not-for-profit, income tax-exempt charity servicing disadvantaged charities and individuals in Australia.

The Warriors exist to provide fundraising support to these key charities and individuals in Australia as a fast fundraising response by helping financially, or creating fundraising events through hospitality related adventures to raise money. The Warriors are a volunteer driven organisation ensuring every dollar donated is passed directly to its recipient charities.

The charity employs no staff and has no office overheads, ensuring it meets its founding principles of being run and supported by volunteers only.

The event is from 12.30 to 3.30pm and tickets are $110. To purchase tickets, go to Eventbrite.