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Pastificio Carleschi (Past-if-each-yo Car-less-key) is an artisan pasta making factory located in East London.

The Company was founded in 2008 by me, Giovanni Carleschi (when I finally decided to follow my pasta obsession after quitting a successful sales career) and my partner, Natalia Gruzina (who joined me in September 2008 after her employer Lehman Brothers’ collapse, RIP). We together set out on a journey to produce pasta with the same taste and texture characteristics of the best Italian tradition yet made only with local British flour.

It took us a long time to narrow down a huge list of ideas  into a single vision and mission, it was really hard work so we think you should know what they are, here we go.

Pastificio Carleschi is an artisan dry pasta manufacturer that focuses on quality and sustainability.

The Company vision is to sustainably produce dry pasta using grains and flour sourced locally.

The Company mission is to become a namesake brand for locally and sustainably produced dry pasta in the UK.

These are our values:

A better world. We uphold the highest ethical standards in everything we do. We value the environment and are focused on our carbon footprint and constantly busy improving it. We believe food has to be healthy, nutritious and great-tasting and so we pledge to keep it all-natural always.

Clarity. We are committed to open communication and transparency. We always keep things simple and straight-forward.

Wow service. We are committed and we listen. Satisfaction and positive feedbacks mean everything to us. We want to know where we are getting it right and respond when we get it wrong.

Positive thinking. We want to make products that matter and have a great time in the process. We are optimistic and we focus on the way forward. We look ahead.

Creativity. We are constantly looking at improving our performance and our products. We are pioneers we break frontiers and find solutions. Where there’s a will there’s a way.


Interested in joining our team? Drop us an email with your CV here.