Pasta Evangelists

Source: Pasta Evangelists

The DTC business has appointed Clegg Food Projects to build a fresh pasta and sauce facility

Pasta Evangelists is to open a new fresh pasta factory in 2023.

The DTC business has appointed Clegg Food Projects as its principal contractor to convert the former Jack Wills head office and warehouse – based in Park Royal, London – into a fresh pasta and sauce facility.

Clegg Food Projects plans to install state-of-the-art equipment that will transform the current warehouse into a “high-end commercial food processing, packaging and storage facility” with distribution space.

The project comes after a period of growth for Pasta Evangelists, as demand for its products have risen and it has expanded into new channels, following its sale to Barilla in 2021.

Pasta Evangelists MD Alessandro Savelli said he was “delighted to be partnering with Clegg Food Projects to build the UK’s biggest fresh pasta factory”.

“The plan from the outset has been to design the site with innovation in mind, so we can start experimenting with even more exciting, differentiated flavours and gourmet ingredients to delight and inspire our customers.

“By investing in the latest pasta and cooking technology from Italy, we will be able to enhance the quality of our recipes and create a real step-change in our mission to redefine and elevate pasta in the UK.”

According to Oliver Jenkins, business development manager at Clegg Food Projects, the demolition work had already begun, “with the new facility set to complete next year”.