CEO Lilly’s Fresh Pasta, Visionary, Entrepreneur With A Vision To Transform America Into A Pasta-Loving Paradise
Antonio D’Alelio is the CEO of Lilly’s Fresh Pasta, a gourmet pasta company that specializes in fresh homemade pasta, ravioli, tortellini, tortelloni, and gnocchi. He has been working by his mother, Lilly’s side, supporting the pasta business since he was just 11 years old. He expanded his culinary knowledge beyond the pasta universe by attending Cambridge Culinary Institute but always knew his true calling was building his family’s legacy and bringing value to Lilly’s dedicated customers.
Under Antonio’s leadership, the company has pursued some of its boldest new avenues. In 1999, Antonio began an ambitious project: a multi-unit, quick-serve franchise featuring his family’s famous pasta and a “build-your-own” ordering process. He opened seven successful Boston locations but soon sold his franchise to pivot back to the community that built Lilly’s backbone: food service operators.
In 2010, Antonio piloted a major step that would reshape the company for years to come: he forayed into broad-line distribution, fueling a wave of exponential growth. He’s always had his eyes set on the future, and since finally adopting ownership of the company in 2017, he is determined to grow Lilly’s into a national brand.
Antonio’s passion is truly infectious; nothing brings him joy like sharing his family’s hard work and seeing customers and partners across the country find success with Lilly’s pasta. His mission running Lilly’s is to enhance the pasta quality and profits for all restaurant customers with a superior product that will keep patrons coming back.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT ANTONIO
“My family has owned Tony Boffa’s Restaurant in Middletown, N.Y., since 1951. Needless to say, we have seen and used thousands of products over the years. As an owner/chef, I am constantly looking for better and higher-quality products to serve in my restaurant. Lilly’s fresh line of pasta is second to none. The quality, consistency, and customer service of their product line fit exactly what we strive for at my establishment.”
— Antonio B. Jr., Chef/Owner Tony Boffa’s Restaurant
“In my 20 years of working in the F&B industry, I can honestly say that I have not come across another product on the market that compares to the quality and consistency of Lilly’s pasta. From their willing, knowledgeable sales team to the ease in which sampling product is, the company is unmatched by none.”
— Kurtis J., Chef Jay Village Inn
“Lilly’s is consistently amazing pasta. I love being able to proudly tell the story of where our pasta comes from and the family history behind the company. On multiple occasions, Antonio and Brian have helped us create filled pastas unique to our restaurants. The raviolis are always stuffed with real ingredients, not just a filling! The lobster ravioli is truly spectacular!”
— ADAM H., OWNER DEPOT STREET TAVERN
Always Fresh: Never Pre-Cooked Since 1986
Antonio D’Alelio, the founder of Lilly’s Fresh Pasta, is passionate about delivering a high-quality product that not only satisfies customers but also helps businesses increase profits. In his talk, Antonio shares his expertise on what makes his pasta superior to competitors, such as using the freshest ingredients and achieving the perfect filling-to-dough ratio. By offering a premium product, businesses can increase customer satisfaction, charge higher prices, and ultimately see a boost in profits. With Antonio’s insights, customers will gain a competitive edge and experience the benefits of offering a superior product. Attendees will walk away with 1 free case of fresh pasta – a $30 cost that will help them earn between $400-$500 in their restaurants.
Delivering Superior Pasta Quality To Boost Customer
Retention And Profits
Antonio is dedicated to creating a pasta experience that exceeds expectations and drives
customer loyalty. At Lilly’s Fresh Pasta, his focus on quality and innovation is helping to
redefine what it means to truly enjoy a plate of pasta.
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