WESTSIDER PROFILES – VITO AGOSTA
By Sean Smith
The inimitable Vito Agosta is the resident kitchen celebrity and proud Italian at Iramoo Community Centre in Wyndham Vale. A generous and active member of the community, at 82 years of age (and only getting younger), Vito volunteers his time to run The Men’s Cooking Group on Thursdays between 9:30 and 1:00.
The group cook, garden and grow friendships together in a supportive and cheerful environment. Led by Vito, a fresh meal is prepared and then lunch is served. Vito makes pasta and pizza dough from scratch and donates his own exquisite homemade tomato sauce. A talented chef and understanding teacher, Vito’s presence lifts the spirits of everyone around him.
Photo by Hung Van