Last month, I was fortunate enough to meet Helena Jevons, the Head of Marketing at Dell Ugo. As I have mentioned before, and as many of you may know, Dell Ugo make fantastic pasta and have recently launched the first gluten free fresh pasta to go on sale in this country. I first spotted the gluten free penne in my local Waitrose and it was an instant hit with my intolerant child and the entire family. We all think it is every bit as nice as ‘normal’ pasta, if not nicer, so I decided to contact them to let them know.
After a few emails and a very informative telephone call, I was invited to go to the offices to meet Helena. Not only did she give a great interview, see link below – but she also gave me a tour of the factory and showed how the gluten free production line is completely separate from the rest. I was also introduced to Steve Walpole, their Head Development Chef and he gave me a tour of his development kitchen. It was an amazing experience and I learned so much – some really fascinating insights into why Dell Ugo moved into gluten free, how they have done it and the history of the company. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.