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    Fireside Chat with George Belperio: A Journey Through Hospitality and Community


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    George Belperio is the charismatic co-founder of Fasta Pasta, the highly successful National restaurant chain.

    Join us for an exclusive evening with George Belperio, an influential figure in Adelaide’s hospitality industry and a dedicated advocate for the Italian community. This fireside chat will provide a unique opportunity to hear George’s compelling story, from his early days in San Giorgio la Molara, Italy, to his emigration to Adelaide at the age of four, and his remarkable career in hospitality.

    George's journey is one of passion and perseverance. From opening his first restaurant, La Mensa, in 1979 to establishing the beloved Fasta Pasta chain, George has left an indelible mark on Adelaide’s dining scene. His innovative approach, including the introduction of public pasta-making and quick service at affordable prices, has set new standards in the industry.

    Beyond his culinary achievements, George's commitment to community service is equally impressive. As a life member of several Italian cultural organisations and a tireless volunteer for the Variety Club Bash, George's efforts have enriched the lives of many. His accolades, including the title of Cavaliere by the Italian Government and an AOM in the 2024 Australia Day honours, attest to his significant contributions.

    During this event, you'll hear firsthand accounts of George's experiences, challenges, and triumphs in both his professional and personal life. Engage in a lively discussion, ask questions, and gain insights into the world of hospitality and community service from one of its most respected figures.

    Don’t miss this chance to celebrate George Belperio’s legacy and be inspired by his dedication to excellence and community spirit. Enjoy an evening of heartfelt stories, delicious food, and meaningful connections.


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