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Sauces ‘n Love, Inc. – Company Information

Combining a culinary dream with an entrepreneurial spirit, Sauces ‘n Love, Inc. was launched in 1999. The company has two brands of pasta sauces, pesto, pizza sauce and bruschetta toppings: Sauces ‘n Love is the refrigerated line, and Scarpetta is the shelf stable line. The products are sold nationally and internationally to gourmet, all natural and specialty markets, distributors, prepared food departments, caterers and the gift industry. We are located in Lynn Massachusetts, 10 miles North of Boston where we prepare homemade Italian products fresh daily.

Our Team

Paolo Volpati-Kedra
Paolo Volpati-KedraFounder & CEO
“Love has the most extraordinary effect on people and when you mix it with food, the most amazing things can happen.”
Robert R. Bergwall
Robert R. BergwallVP Sales
Robert comes with tremendous experience in the food industry and is entirely responsible for selling all our products
Alessandro Terri
Alessandro TerriSales & Demo Coordinator
Alessandro is part of our sales team and works with distributors and retailers to make sure all things are smooth
Guilmar Zecena
Guilmar ZecenaDirector of Operations
Guilmar has been with the company for 5 years, he brings immense passion and dedication, and is responsible for all operational aspects of the business
Mina Kojic
Mina KojicSales
Mina is part of our sales team and focuses on merchandising
Hansa Bergwall
Hansa BergwallMarketing & PR
Hansa is responsible for all marketing and PR activities for the company and the reason for all the wonderful reviews and articles we get

How It All Started

A love for family, friends and entertaining, and a wish that some nights people would eat at home inspired a product line. Recipes were formulated, packaging created, branding implemented, and a business plan was written. Sourcing local products to use in our recipes was the start of fresh flavors and homemade taste. Avoiding preservatives, added sugar and tomatoes from a can is a philosophy we still stick with today.

Our initial “test market” was done by dropping menus off in our neighborhood at people’s doorsteps. They could order one fresh sauce daily to be delivered to their house for $5, delivery included! For $1.50, you could add a box of pasta. People fell ‘n Love, and Sauces ‘n Love, Inc. was officially born!

With confidence and a new idea we wrote a business plan, built a commercial kitchen in Medford, Massachusetts and targeted local markets such as Wasik’s Cheese Shoppe in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Others were quick to follow suit and customers began asking for Sauces ‘n Love pasta sauces – in the refrigerator! Retailers such as Bread & Circus, Zabar’s and Fairway began selling our products. We offered in store tastings and positive publicity soon appeared in both local and national publications.

We expanded the line of flavors, began a local catering company called “Lunch” and continued to deliver sauces to your favorite markets. In 1998/1999 Paolo would distribute this menu door to door in his Brighton (Boston) neighborhood as a sauce delivery service.

There was one sauce for each day of the week that was “illegally” cooked in Paolo’s apartment, no deliveries before 6pm because of a full time job, and sauces delivered by foot! If the distance called for it, then the 1972 FIAT 500 would get started! Labels were hand written and the product had a 5 days shelf life. Sometimes sauces were delivered fresh off the stove and still hot!

Sauces 'n Love Weekly Menu 1998/1999

Sauces ‘n Love Weekly Menu 1998/1999

Sauce Delivery

Oprah O-List

Demand for Sauces ‘n Love grew and sales increased. We expanded in the Northeast region and slowly began to build our network of stores across the country to sell nationally to food markets, large and small. Scarpetta, our shelf stable brand, was developed to sell to stores that didn’t offer refrigerated cases such as Stonewall Kitchen, Crate & Barrel and Williams-Sonoma. Interest in our fresh flavors, homemade recipes and delicious pasta sauces gained the attention of the media and customers alike – and the pesto addiction was in full force.

In September 2003, O Magazine picked Sauces ‘n Love pasta sauces as one of Oprah’s personal favorite things; “Pasta Perfect!” and started the buzz for our products. Today our products are featured in the media with wonderful things to say, top picks for taste tests and thrilling endorsements as testimony for the high quality and flavor of all of our recipes.

Retail, wholesale, foodservice, and private label products are produced in house with a passion for cooking and creating, a commitment to quality and production and strict adherence to the food safety laws that are mandated by the state.

Fresh aromas permeate the neighborhood daily as we prepare, prep, simmer, sauté, cook, package and ship our products in the U.S. and abroad. We continue to be inspired by fresh flavors and new ideas, launching new products as quick and easy meal solutions that are healthy and delicious.

If we had to do it all again…. would we? Absolutely! We love what we do and it shows.
We still eat our very own sauces every week for pasta & beyond!

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When you hear “gluten-free” the reaction is usually met with an expectation that your food will lack flavor. That’s exactly what we have set out to change. We don’t sacrifice flavor, in fact, quite the opposite. Packed with more diverse spices and a special curated lineup of fresh ingredients, our gluten-free products “out-flavor” every other sauce, dip and pasta on the market – for everyone.
Winners of the sofi Awards are chosen because they represent culinary expertise and food innovation on a global scale. You can learn more about the variety of awards our products have won. Rest assured our sauces and dips are not only spectacular to our customers, they are heralded by industry professionals, too!
Interested in carrying our award-winning, gluten-free traditional Italian sauces, dips or pastas? We love working with our wholesale partners, and we’re happy to discuss a potential partnership.

Call (781) 595-7771 x 11 to schedule a time with our sales team.

Our Products are:

Gluten-Free 100%
Natural 100%
Vegetarian 100%