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

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Paolo Volpati-Kedra

CEO
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Francesca Bressa

COO
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Max Bastianelli

Director of Sales
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Rachael Popek

QA/QC Manager
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Guilmar Zecena

Operations Manager

How It All Started

A love for family, friends and entertaining, and a wish that some nights people would eat at home inspired Paolo to create a product line. Recipes were formulated, packaging created, branding implemented, and a business plan was written. Sourcing local products to use in Paolo’s recipes was the start of fresh flavors and our distinctive 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 off the “Weekly Menu” in Paolo’s Boston neighborhood at people’s doorsteps. 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 were 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! Customers 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, Paolo wrote a business plan, “imported” his brother from Italy to help, built a small commercial kitchen, and started targeting local markets. Others retailers were quick to follow suit and customers began asking for Sauces ‘n Love pasta sauces – in the refrigerator! We offered in store tastings and positive publicity soon appeared in both local and national publications.

Paolo soon expanded the initial line of flavors, began a local catering company called “Lunch” and continued to deliver sauces to Boston’s favorite markets. 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. 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.

Sauces ‘n Love Weekly Menu 1998/1999
Paolo and his beloved FIAT 500

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. Our lines have won a total of 17 sofi Awards (the Oscars of the food industry) making us the most decorated sauce company in the US!

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 all mandated food safety laws.

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!

More Information on:

Our sofi Product Awards

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!

Wholesale Inquiries

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 101 to schedule a time with our sales team.