Re & Sons’
humble beginnings started with Umberto “Bert” Re in 1953.
He started his
career as a young French Polisher, but it was short lived due to the allergies
he suffered from the chemicals he used in applying his trade. No longer able to
work as a French Polisher, and with a wife and 6 young children to support, Umberto
needed to look for another venture.
He turned to what he had
known from an early age, fine Italian foods. Growing up, his father was a
merchant and would import Italian groceries into Australia. He quickly made the
decision, and together with a friend started a local corner butcher shop in Mount
Hawthorn, Western Australia. Here they would sell premium fresh meat to the
local community and customers within the Perth Hills.
As the business grew, Umberto was joined by his
sons Joseph, Christopher and Robert and established ‘B. Re & Sons’.
Together the family grew the business. Venturing into smallgoods and deli
meats they quickly became one of Perth’s premium smallgoods producers.
What Umberto started all those years ago
continues today, with the next generation of Re’s at the helm. Joseph Re, along
with his sons Eric & Jon Paul Re are continuing their grandfather’s legacy.
celebrate 70 years of the family business. Things change in
70 years, and as customer demand
increased, and the business grew, Re & Sons moved to their expanded facility in Malaga, Western Australia. But what hasn’t changed is our
passion for what we do and our dedication to craftsmanship.
We maintain the same qualities that our
Grandfather instilled in us. He taught us old school techniques and we still use
them today - long natural curing periods, hand boning, filling and tying - we
believe these skills are essential in creating the delicate flavour profiles that our customers come to
We believe in quality ingredients and
supporting local. We continue to learn as a family, honing long-standing artisan
skills and further developing flavours and recipes to meet the changing needs
of today’s market. Our vision is to allow for generations of Australians to experience
authentic salami, hams and bacon.
It’s a simple, but proven formula, having been celebrated
for the way we do things and named Perth Royal Food Awards - Grand
Champion Smallgoods....for a third year.
Meats…It’s what we know...It’s what we do.