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pasta for the people

Chef Tony and the team love what they do and believe homemade restaurant-quality pasta shouldn’t have to be a luxury. We maintain the highest expectations for ingredients and craftsmanship to provide a show stopping meal you won't believe you made at home.

Gemma Foods founder and executive chef, Tony Quartaro.

Nonna inspired, hard knocks trained

Meet our founder

Chef Tony Quartaro’s culinary journey began at age 8 making meatballs and gnocchi at home with his grandmother. You could say that’s when his love for Italian food started to grow roots. Working in award-winning restaurants in San Francisco, NYC, and Chicago, Tony created his vision for Gemma Foods and his desire to bring restaurant quality Italian food to the family dinner table.

Chicago Eater features Tony Quartaro in an article focused on Chicago chefs who developed new businesses during the pandemic. The story details Gemma Foods fresh made pasta and meal kit delivery service.Chicago Reader features Gemma Foods as Chicago's next pasta juggernaut. Former Formento's chef Tony Quartaro's fresh handmade pasta and meal kit delivery service.Chicago Eater features Tony Quartaro in an article focused on Chicago chefs who developed new businesses during the pandemic. The story details Gemma Foods fresh made pasta and meal kit delivery service.Chicago Tribune features Tony Quartaro in an article discussing Chicago chefs who created thriving businesses during the pandemic. They provide an overview of Gemma Foods handmade pasta meal delivery service.The article features Chicago chefs who created pantry staples during the pandemic. Tony Quartaro and Gemma Foods are featured alongside Stephanie Izard for our fresh handmade pasta meal kit delivery service.
Fresh handmade ravioli pasta.

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