Volpi Foods’ fearless leader, Lorenza Passetti, was named Top Business Leader by the Specialty Food Association (SFA) during its 8th annual Leadership Awards. These awards recognize industry visionaries positively impacting social, economic, and environmental efforts. Pasetti, President and CEO of family-owned Volpi Foods has been recognized for her outstanding business leadership in the specialty foods community. Furthering her family legacy in the art of dry-curing specialty meats, her proficiency is unparalleled in the world of charcuterie.
“My primary mission has always been to deliver the best tasting products to our consumers,” stated Pasetti. “Other goals have been shaped by our environment, societal influencers, my children, our eating habits, and our desire to emphasize sustainability and agricultural biodiversity. The idea of food culture—connecting growers, manufacturers, consumers, neighbors over a single product or ingredient—has always been a driving force in how I look at our business. We are less a specialty meat company and more so a link in a chain joining together farmers and foodies.”
According to a press release, Volpi Foods has been family-owned and operated since 1902. As the third-generation leader, Pasetti has achieved the coveted title of Dry Cure Master—a title only bestowed to those who have dedicated their life to studying the art of charcuterie.
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During her time at Volpi, Pasetti has doubled capacity within her first five years of ownership, removed all synthetic sodium nitrates and nitrites from the products, and achieved the highly recognized SQF Level 3 Certification—a first for artisan dry cured meats.
Pasetti’s focus on sustainability and quality keep her at the forefront of industry-leading initiatives, and her vision of Volpi expands wider than crafting the highest quality specialty charcuterie.
Congratulations to Lorenza on this high honor!