Sauces ‘n Love, Inc. – Company Information
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!
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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Call (781) 595-7771 x 11 to schedule a time with our sales team.