How to Become a Fresh Pasta Manufacturer

Do you want an inexpensive way to make delicious and fresh pasta? Are you a pasta lover and have always wanted to make pasta from scratch? Do you think you can earn from the delicious fresh pasta that you are making?

If you are then here is a guide on how to become a fresh pasta manufacturer.

Deciding to enter into the fresh pasta making business is a good way to offer fresh, delicious, textured and inexpensive pasta. It does not require a lot of equipment as other businesses do. The fresh pasta making business also do not require a lot of manpower. The real challenge in being a fresh pasta manufacturer is finding the market for it.

Study How to be a Fresh Pasta Manufacturer

The first thing that any potential fresh pasta manufacturer should do is to learn the process of making fresh pasta. Fresh pasta is basically pasta that is made from fresh ingredients and does not have a long shelf life as compared to the commercial or dry pasta. Fresh pasta is better than the commercial pasta as the fresh pasta manufacturer can tailor the fresh pasta to the needs of the consumer such as the pasta’s specific shapes, sizes, flavors and colors.

Equipment Needed by a Fresh Pasta Manufacturer

Any fresh pasta manufacturer must be able to possess the necessary equipment in making fresh pasta. Aside from the usual rolling pins, chopping boards, refrigerator, freezer, knives and flour sifter the fresh pasta manufacturing business requires specific fresh pasta equipment such as a pasta scraper, electric mixer with dough hook or food processor, pasta machine or roller and electric exclusion machine among others. Your projected market determines the number of equipment that you would need. Aside from the equipment, a fresh pasta manufacturer would also have to buy only the best and fresh ingredients.

Marketing the fresh pasta

The main competition of any fresh pasta manufacturer is the commercial pasta. It is not advisable for a starting fresh pasta manufacturer that has limited market of customers to go head to head with the commercial pasta in the supermarket. It would be better to employ marketing strategies to draw in more customers. A fresh pasta manufacturer can do the traditional advertisement of posters and flyers. He can also try and give out samples of pasta dishes with fresh pasta or offer free pasta in community gatherings or meetings. He can try to market the fresh pasta as custom made for each event that can cater to each of the customer’s needs. The fresh pasta manufacturer can also try and sell the fresh pasta to health stores near the area. Finally, a fresh pasta manufacturer, like any businessman, needs to set his goals and business projections for the fresh pasta manufacturing business so as to know if the business is doing well or not.

111 Comments

  • David Burmeister said on March 1, 2009
    there is a type-o in the list of necessary equipment, The machine is an extruder not a "exclusion machine".
  • Pussen said on October 26, 2009
    Please provide details on fresh pasta manufacturing plant in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Konstantin said on December 3, 2009
    i need more information on fresh pasta manufacturing plant. Sofia, Bulgaria, Europe
  • ANNA said on January 5, 2010
    i want more details on starting a fresh pasta manufacturing plant in Florida Orlando USA
  • Barb G. said on February 15, 2010
    I need more details on opening a fresh pasta business near Niagara Falls, NY. Info on equipment, training,etc.
  • frank said on February 22, 2010
    I need information on opening a fresh pasta business near Irvine-Ca and San Diego-CA. Info on equipment, training, Licenses, etc.
  • Ivana said on March 4, 2010
    I need information on opening a fresh pasta shop in Ealing In London UK
  • Fred said on April 6, 2010
    I would be interested in setting up a fresh pasta business in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; info on sourcing out best original product varieties, how to make them & shelf life issues.
  • David Burmeister said on April 17, 2010
    I can help you set up your pasta business.
  • DANIEL DEITERS said on April 27, 2010
    Hi David, I'm an expert about making fresh pasta like Raviolis, Tortelloni, etc, I am making a small factory down here in miami, fl, the health department is asking for the trays where I dry the raviolis, my trays have wood and for the dade county is not legal, they have to be made all in plastic, I need some help where I can buy those trays, thanks!
  • Mc McMahon said on April 28, 2010
    Hi Daniel, I am located in Orlando. I have an italpast 120 ravioli machine. I was able to locate plastic trays though them. My machine is for sale. Mc
  • David Burmeister said on April 30, 2010
    you can get Stainless perforated pans from your restaurant supply house. Arcobaleno sells the plastic as well. Do you freeze the ravioli?
  • DANIEL DEITERS said on May 12, 2010
    yes David, I freeze them..
  • Harsh Khemka said on June 8, 2010
    Calcutta, India. I am a budding restaurateur from Calcutta. I am looking to set up a small cafe serving fresh pasta as well as retailing fresh pasta and sauces. Can anyone provide any resources where I can get info on the kind of equipment I need, etc. I'd be grateful for your help. :) Thanks and regards, Harsh
  • aaron said on June 24, 2010
    i'm a chef interested in making and selling fresh pasta, i know the ingredient list is only tip 00 flour eggs and salt but i have seen fresh pasta for sale and included in the ingredients are preservatives i'm guessing to stop it from going brown what do you think
  • Thapelo said on July 14, 2010
    I'm in johannesburg South Africa and does anyone know where to buy commercial pasta machines in south africa
  • Nadine said on July 15, 2010
    Hello. I am planning on opening a gourmet fresh pasta shop. Please could you advise me on your best tips to create this? Thank you.
  • Jared said on July 29, 2010
    Hi, I would like some info on opening a Gourmet Pasta manufacturing plant in Arizona and not sure where to start can you help. Thanks
  • Naomi said on August 9, 2010
    I am looking to start a Fresh Pasta shop in Halifax, NS , Canada. Does anyone have any tips on how to extend the shelf life of fresh pasta without adding preservatives. I have heard some companies say they have a 10day shelf life without preservatives. I'd like to know how this is accomplished? thx
  • George said on August 19, 2010
    Please provide more details of fresh pasta manufacturing machines
  • meet said on October 14, 2010
    please provide more details of pasta manufacturing machines.... i want to start a business in gujarat (india). please provide me the full investment, minimum space for this business, from where to buy machinery etc..... waiting for the reply.....
  • celine said on October 26, 2010
    hi i wana also open a fresh pasta store and need more info. new zealand
  • mano said on November 28, 2010
    please provide more details of pasta manufacturing machines.i want to start a business in khartom (sudana). please provide me the full investment, minimum space for this business, from where to buy machinery etc..... waiting for the reply.....
  • David Burmeister said on November 28, 2010
    I can help set up your pasta business. mangiastl@aol.com
  • Ashish said on December 25, 2010
    Kindly provide details regarding the cost and space requirement for setting up a fresh pasta production facility in western part of India. We would really be interested in any kind of consulting that we can get in order to set up the same.
  • stefano sena said on January 14, 2011
    planning on opening a fresh pasta store need machines and advise i have location thank you
  • Rothfien said on February 10, 2011
    I plan to start a manufacturing business producing pasta especially spaghetti and macaroni at a small scale. Perhaps between 12,000 packed of spaghetti (500gram each). It will be set up in Malaysia. Can anyone help me from a to z
  • Thomas said on February 18, 2011
    Need more information about pasta machines? Please let me help you, we have the machines and service. Regards, Thomas
  • Thomas said on February 18, 2011
    Hi Stefano Sena, Please let me help you. I have the machines and service. tb@viscotherm.com
  • Thomas said on February 18, 2011
    who ever needs help in regards pasta extruders and Ravioli machines, please let me know, I can help. We have the machines and service. tb@viscotherm.com
  • maher barakat said on February 22, 2011
    we are planing to establish a fresh pasta manufacturing and distribution in Beirut lebanon, would appreciate receiving details about preserving and shelf life extension methods
  • Wenhom oo said on March 2, 2011
    i need a pasta production line, anyone has that please contact me: wenhom323@hotmail.com
  • Marina beginner adviser said on March 14, 2011
    I just wanted to let anyone who is thinking about starting a FRESH PASTA business, that if you are going to be the one doing the pasta GET READY TO WORK!!! my husband and I have been doing this for 10 years and its hard work, if you do it right, with the right materials, no Hydrogenated Oils, Preservatives or additives and go for the NATURAL you can do very good anywhere. Look for the italian machines since are the more efficient at this moment.
  • kassaye gebre said on March 31, 2011
    I want to start a small fresh pasta manufacturing business in Ethiopia, Africa. Can you please help furnishing me with the necessary details along with catalog of machines. kassaye
  • chef mike said on April 4, 2011
    lewes,de. I am currently looking for a ravioli machine, with a decent output. I currently make lotsa pasta but am trying to make life easier. Anyone with any machines for sale. please respond.
  • Renee said on May 3, 2011
    I currently have a fresh pasta manufacturing business located in Connecticut. We have been open for 1 year. I am looking to attract the attention of local restaurants. My retail business is not profitable enough, I need to also establish a wholesale business. I have started by calling restaurants and visiting with them. They all seem to be very interested but nothing seems to happen. What is the best way to market and catch the attention of the restaurants and local grocery stores?
  • Cecilia said on August 15, 2011
    I need information on opening a fresh pasta shop in Weston, FL, 33326.
  • Orlando Bevilacqua beginner adviser said on September 6, 2011
    I have been in food production and food service for over 25 years my parents (retired) are deciding to start a pasta and sauce manufacturing. We have a strong following locally from the restaurants we used to own and I would want them to start on a small scale most definitely. Futuristic speaking I will be the one to make it large with my giant retail contacts and national distribution houses I think I can explode this business. Additionally we have 3 chefs in my family (me, wife and son) that can promote this product. I am looking for fairly priced pasta machines and it does not have to put large quantities of product right now. I will be doing this in Kansas (logistically centered to reach all of US within 2 days)
  • Orlando Bevilacqua beginner adviser said on September 6, 2011
    @Renee, please contact me I have been in food service sales a long time and I may be able to help you
  • Emilio said on September 21, 2011
    33 years helping start-ups,small and large factories in the pasta business. Please contact me at your discretion. No worries if you already have equipment from someone else. We are here to help regardless.
  • Jabulani said on September 27, 2011
    am looking for a commercial pasta machine to use in south africa. anyone know where i can get it please help. east london, south africa.
  • Lauren said on October 3, 2011
    Hi Does anyone know where to buy ravioli packaging ... insert trays and plastic containers to hold those trays that can be shrink wrapped or vacuum sealed. in New York City area. Thanks Lauren
  • Rozy said on December 9, 2011
    Redmond, OR. Looking for pasta extruder, and possibly a ravioli machine. Have small deli/bakery. Prefer good used ones. Thanks!
  • BENNY said on December 13, 2011
    I NEED INFORMATION ON WHERE IN SAN DIEGO CAN I SEE AND PURCHASE FRESH PASTA EQUIPMENT.
  • Joe said on January 23, 2012
    Would like to open a pasta manufacturing company in Toronto, Canada any information with regards to start-up or equipment would be greatly appreciated.
  • sandile said on January 26, 2012
    I would to buy a small pasta making machine i wanna start the business part time selling it at the flea market on sundays. Sandile South Africa.
  • Beatriz said on March 26, 2012
    Hi, my son and I have a pizza shop in Katy, Texas. We would like to expand into making fresh pasta. We have great sauce too! We think that we can sell to Italian restaurants in Houston. We would like to start with one machine and then, God willing expand! What machine do you recommend that will make most of the basic stuff and it is not hugely expensive. Thank you, Bea
  • marie pierre said on May 18, 2012
    I would like to open a business in the Caraibean island. Where to start? Could you go in the details with me/
  • dom said on May 21, 2012
    i want to start up a fresh pasta shop in victoria australia.
  • Santo Mengoli said on June 21, 2012
    Interesting article. I am planning a new fresh pasta business in South Africa. What type of service and support do you offer?
  • charles maine said on July 4, 2012
    i am interested in starting pasta manufacturing business and i need more info as how to start and buy equipment.
  • Mike said on July 13, 2012
    We are looking for a fresh pasta baker, someone who is experienced and is in the Fort Myers, FL area. Must pass background check and have valid drivers license & reliable transportation. Send resume to mike@angel-pasta.com
  • Julie said on September 24, 2012
    Does anyone have any other websites or info on this topic? I am a single mom who needs to create my own job so I need to know if this is a profitable venue. Thank you.
  • lazzy said on October 7, 2012
    i want to start manufacturing pasta business in small scale to do i need
  • lazzy said on October 7, 2012
    hi i'm in harare zimbabwe and i'm interested in starting a Pasta making business can anyone help me with advice on how to start and how the industry is like
  • Sebastian said on November 24, 2012
    I need information on opening a fresh pasta business near Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY. What I'm looking for is the info related to licenses needed to open a fresh pasta establishment. Moreover, I need somebody that knows how to make pasta...
  • KASSA said on December 25, 2012
    I am from Ethiopia, East Africa. I am looking for a pasta and maccaroni production plant supplier for my project with a capacity shall not exceed 600kg/hr. I need a committed supplier who would assist through out the supply and after supply of the plant.
  • Joseph Mazza said on January 1, 2013
    I am from Massachusetts. I am interested in a small scale production of homemade pastas as well as sauces. We have recipes dating back many years from southern Italy. I need someone who understands the best methods for this sort of startup.
  • andrew degale said on January 9, 2013
    i want to start a business in grenada west indies producing pre packed macaroni and pasta i need a machine that is able to produce the pasta as well as package it as well can any one help please
  • jude said on March 2, 2013
    I want to start a small pasta factory in the caribean. I need help in putting this project together
  • Yahia Reggab said on March 2, 2013
    Hi I would like to start a fresh pasta business in Lancashire England could you refer me from where I can get the full line machinery and tips please.
  • Federico said on March 3, 2013
    Hi, i'm starting a fresh pasta business in florida, and need people willing to work in this new project with the know how on the business!
  • Asmaa Aboulkheir said on March 9, 2013
    Hi, I need help in starting a pasta factory business in Cairo, Egypt. Please help in the required equipment and space
  • Johnny B said on March 13, 2013
    Hi, I'm thinking of starting a ravioli manufacturing business in Central CT, possibly other pasta's later on. Does Mc still have a used machine for sale or does anyone else? ps. How can we contact above posters directly...I didn't see links...
  • egidio said on March 14, 2013
    Pasta manufacturing equipment available. Complete line for commercial/wholesale business. Will provide photo -send me request to egidiosementilli@yahoo.com total 5 units for start operations anywhere. Used and great price.
  • egidio said on March 14, 2013
    In addition, Have pasta equipment - looking for a partner in the tri-state area to create a wholesale business and retail operation - email me for info. will provide equipment for start up - partner will provide seed money to start business location and store or small ware house.
  • Eleonora said on March 18, 2013
    Hi Jude, I'm ready to start my business of fresh pasta (I have all the machines and the knowledge to produce it). I was thinking about New Zealand but I've not the Visa jet. How can I contact you? I couldn't find any link. My e-mail: e.ferraritioli@gmail.com
  • Eleonora said on March 18, 2013
    Hi Andrew Degale, if you contact me (e.ferraritioli@gmail.com) I can give you details of where I have bought my fresh pasta machines (in Italy, best pasta machines are italian as you surely understand..)
  • Eleonora said on March 18, 2013
    Hi Federico, where are you starting your business in Florida? Do you already have all the machines? I'm planning to start a fresh pasta business in NZ but I'm not ready jet. Please contact me: e.ferraritioli@gmail.com
  • rocco midea said on April 2, 2013
    hello i'm rocco midea i'm 35 and today i become a general manager of giano pasta in italy, we maker 800 quintals to week of fresh pasta. i have 20 years ago to knowledge on pasta from design of building, and machinery design to production and formulation to new flavors for filled pasta with meat cheese like ravioli tortellini fagottini, gnocchi i created a new process to production of gnocchi whit new cooking method and efficient of traditional but much less expensive and so on. i have many contacts on suppliers of raw made in italy end i know the commodity market so i can buy at best price. i make also the quality manager infact i know very well the systems haccp, brc,ifs and iso 9000. also i meet very well the best producers of machinary of pasta and also the packaging. i'd move and change country, so i can bring with me knowledge of fresh pasta and start together a new adventure with the hope to do something really good, opening of new markets and increase profit. i leave you my contact information. cordially rocco midea
  • Tero said on April 15, 2013
    hey people, I am starting a new business in NY. is anybody interested in selling their used fresh/dry pasta making equipment/machine? please let me know, tanselgur70@hotmail.com
  • Arthur said on May 5, 2013
    Am starting a specialty fresh pasta business in san francisco. Am looking for equipment. Any ideas where I could find used machines in the area?
  • gabriel said on May 15, 2013
    Hi ROCCO MIDEA, if you want a partner to open a pasta manufacturing in florida, usa, i'm ready to start, have the money and excellent idea for business and the market I want to start pointing. write me at tallergreeks@gmail.com
  • gabriel said on May 15, 2013
    looking for experienced people to become partner on a pasta factory in Miami, florida. only people honest with a strong know how of pasta manufacturing. tallergreeks@gmail.com
  • stefania said on June 7, 2013
    hi i am from italy. we are searching a partner to open an pasta factory .we have experience and all the machines for making pasta .you can see all ours products on facebook pastificio vezi. searching for serious people with real purpose. thank you all have a nice day. sorry for my english:)
  • laminu said on July 3, 2013
    looking forward to start spaghetti and macaroni production plant in Abuja nigeria
  • george said on July 18, 2013
    hi @stefania tell me about your pasta factory
  • Waleed said on July 27, 2013
    I would like to start my new Italian Pasta business in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Please provide me with full information to enable me to proceed further. Kind Regards,
  • Lee Ventoso said on August 24, 2013
    I would like to start a fresh pasta business in Ontario Canada. Please provide me with information on getting started. I would like to take some courses if there are any in Ontario.
  • Vincenzo Pisani said on August 26, 2013
    I am an Italian food technologist with several years of experience in the area of fresh pasta manufacturing and business. I have worked for a few leading Italian pasta companies, and acquired thus know-how in all relevant technical areas, for example, packaging, quality control, product safety and organoleptic assessment. Moreover, I am running my own fresh pasta business, having set up a small lab. For these reasons, my experience is ranging from small-scale operations to large industrial productions. I am also in touch with all key-suppliers of pasta machinery. I live in Italy, but travel frequently abroad. I am available to co-operate for plant start-ups, project developments, quality improvement programs, recipe "fine-tuning" studies, temporary technical management assignments, etc.
  • Andre Crous said on October 11, 2013
    Hi There. i'm located in Amsterdam. any help with where to find the things i need to run small fresh pasta production from home?
  • Usman Rana said on October 12, 2013
    i am thinking to start pasta making business. I need to know from where I can buy the pasta making machines. how much these machines cost. i am taking to you from pakistan.
  • John M said on November 6, 2013
    @Renee, I know that you posted to this site quite a long time ago. I am in Connecticut and I would like to talk when you get a chance. My name is John my number is 860-302-8406
  • Marianne said on November 21, 2013
    I would like to set up a small business from home in Cambridge to make fresh pasta to supply local pubs and deli shops. I would like to keep as simple and genuine as possible with no big machines, at least at the beginning. Which machines would be most appropriate? Which is the most effective way to approach restaurants/pubs owners? Any website or more info about people having set up this kind of business thanks a lot
  • Vincenzo Pisani beginner adviser said on November 26, 2013
    Hi @Marianne. You can see my original post in this website, under #80. You can contact me privately at the following address: vpisani@buono-bis.it
    I am running a small fresh pasta lab not too far from Rome, and have potential interest in partnership in the UK, to expand my business. I believe I can give you all the information you need.

    vpisani@buono-bis.it || Consultant

  • Marin said on December 6, 2013
    Albanian Company currently into a different type of business .We look forward to get involved in the pasta manufacturing business in our country .We look forward also for a partnership with a company or a person who has the necessary experience in the field .E mail mr.markja@gmail.com
  • cp said on December 24, 2013
    Hi, I am from india , could anybody tell me what dough I have to use in fresh pasta, dried noodle, chow min noodle
  • AMANTHIE said on February 1, 2014
    Hi I think i need you help and guidance.. I am planning to start a manufacturing business producing pasta especially spaghetti and macaroni at a small scale. Perhaps between 12,000 packed of spaghetti (500gram each). It will be set up in MALDIVES. how much will i need for the investment, minimum space for this business, from where to buy machinery etc..... i want to know regarding the cost and space requirement for setting up and would appreciate receiving details about preserving and shelf life extension methods? Can you help me or guild me ? where do i start? please help me. please amuhot@hotmail.com. kind regards, amanthie
  • Dana said on May 14, 2014
    Hi anyone in Australia, queensland interested in making pasta and have experience?
  • Rozi R said on May 18, 2014
    I am wondering anyone can tell me, I want to do rice noodle and lo mein noodle ( fresh noodle), but no idea where to buy noodle making and cutting machines. Want to start up small asian noodle production. Please feel free e-mail me, thanks.
  • Rozi R said on May 22, 2014
    Want to buy noodle cutting machine
  • sharon said on July 2, 2014
    hi i would like to know where to find pasta machines in Johannesburg i would like to start a pasta factory but cant seem to find the pasta machine in Johannesburg
  • Jiuliano Pasta said on July 9, 2014
    If you are a Pastaio in Sydney, Australia, please contact us. We are looking for a Pastaio with experience in running a Pasts Factory. Pay is extremely lucrative for the correct candidate! Daniele
  • lawrence said on September 4, 2014
    I am looking to learn how to make fresh pasta. If anyone has experience please let me know. California to Italy!
  • tiriah morrison said on September 10, 2014
    Jamaica, jamaica. I would really like to know how to write a business plan for a ravioli making business
  • Zafr said on October 21, 2014
    Hello from Konya, Turkey, I am planning to start Pasta Manufacturing Business and I need a complete business plan, from facility layout to marketing solutions. I want to finalize this research process by may 2015 and start action in summer 2015. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
  • Peter said on January 4, 2015
    Hi. I'm thinking of starting a business in Houston making fresh pasta and incorporating a little italian salumeria. I know there was a place like that here some time ago and was doing very well but it closed. Houston has a multi-ethnic demographic with a big American-Mexican population (not pasta fans). There are multiple europeans also and that gives me some hope the idea might work. Is there any way I can find out before I plunk thousands of $$$ whether it is a viable business? Or is it just the good old entrepreneurial spirit of risking it all hoping to make it? I need some advise. Thank you.
  • ronnie said on February 16, 2015
    Hello, I am in Pasta business in India, My plant is from Italy, 6 years old only, very good condition I am selling my Plant for Short Cut dry pasta shapes including, Macaroni, Penne, Spiral, Shells, Vermicelli. I am selling because traveling abroad. If interested please contact me ronnieworks@rediffmail.com
  • Agyekum O. M. said on March 31, 2015
    I have a small scale machine to produce macaroni, spaghatti and fuselli in Ghana,i want a business partner to extend the business across west Africa,interested can please contact me.
  • majesina matima said on May 6, 2015
    Hi! my name is majesina a young youth from Lesotho, my 4 business partners and I have goals/dreams and we work hard everyday by selling pasta that we buy from other country which is South Africa to accomplish our dreams, and I know for a sure fact that we will reach them. Our dream is to start a fresh pasta Manufacturing business/company in our country. There is no such a thing in our country so we want be the first youth to open it in Lesotho, we also want to create jobs for other unemployment basotho youth.So please provide us with full investment,minimum space for this type of business, where to get machinery and how to start the business. Thank you in advance. You can contact me here Majesinamatima@gmail.com

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