Guiseppe, better known as “Joe” is the first generation of Australian to Italian Parents.
Joe’s mother Raffelina was born in the Southern Italian area of Calabria and arrived on the shores of Sydney in 1962. Joe’s father Julio moved to Sydney around 1959, was born in Trieste, in the Northern region of Italy, where is family still own a winery which produces some of Italy’s best wine under the brand “Skok”, which is Joe’s surname. Like most Australian born first generation Italians, Joe started school speaking only his first learnt language Italian (dialect) and not knowing how to speak a word of English. Meet Joe now though and you wouldn’t know him to look or sound anything but Australian. Joe is incredibly proud to be an Australian, and equally as proud
of his Italian heritage, and most importantly Italian food.
Joe grew up working in many of his families Italian eatery’s.