With this short notation on a scrap of paper, Teresa Marzetti set the tone for the company that still bears her name. It all began in 1896 when Teresa Marzetti arrived in the United States from Florence, Italy. She started her small Italian restaurant in Columbus, Ohio. It grew to become a four star restaurant, and one of the finest dining experiences in the Midwest.
Customers particularly enjoyed Teresa’s Creamy Coleslaw and French dressings, and were often seen leaving the restaurant with bottles of their freshly-made favorites. By 1955 the dressings had become so renowned that the upstairs kitchen became a full-scale factory. Soon the Marzetti® brand of salad dressings found its way into grocery stores throughout Ohio.
After Teresa Marzetti’s death in 1972, the restaurant closed forever, but her passion for quality still lives in Marzetti®’s many salad dressings and other specialty food products.
Today, as the Specialty Food Group of Lancaster Colony Corporation, Marzetti® has plants across the United States that make an expanded family of quality food products. Each day Marzetti®’s quality products are found on the dinner tables of millions of consumers, as well as in top restaurant chains across the country—a fitting tribute to Teresa Marzetti’s early vision of providing good food.
Our quality brands
We started with quality dressings, and continue to provide on-trend flavors to keep your patrons coming back. Choose from gallon, pouch and cup options that offer delicious taste in a wide variety of flavor options. In addition to our dressings, try our new line of on-trend sauces in varieties such as Sriracha Bourbon, Roasted Garlic Parmesan, Bulgogi, Tropical Habanero and Smoky Honey Chile. Ideal for dipping, spreading, drizzling, marinating or glazing!
Sister Schubert’s®: Our yeast rolls are made with the finest ingredients and no preservatives. Baked to perfection and then quickly frozen makes restaurant preparation fast and convenient—just warm and serve. Homemade taste, pure & simple!
Marzetti Frozen Pasta®: We have what you need, convenience and an extensive array of pasta and noodles for foodservice made from the finest ingredients. Preparation is fast, easy, and with little or no waste. Remove just the amount you need from the freezer, drop in boiling water to cook for about 30 seconds and it’s ready to serve!
New York Bakery®: Hearth baked breadsticks, garlic toast and bread loaves combine European Old World flavor with modern convenience. Bulk packed for foodservice and ready when your customers are—from freezer to table in 5 minutes or less.
Flatout® Flatbreads: Our versatile and convenient flatbreads are available in a variety of flavors, shapes and textures. Use for wraps, pizzas and sandwiches as a less-filling alternative to regular bread or dough.