EPRONTO is a brand of Cateritaly ltd, originally founded to be an authentic catering business in the Glasgow area, run by an Italian family: Mamma Francesca, Papa Franco and their oldest daughters Linda and Lucia. As Italians, we love and value healthy and tasty foods so much, that we started making them for events in Scotland, and then packed for household convenience.
Within the last year a lot has changed for us: during the pandemic our main business, catering, was not a viable option due to restrictions. We live and work in an area that has A LOT of chippies and home dinners were a struggle for the size of our kitchen... so we focused on production of delicious traditional Italian Ragus in glass jars. As a catering, we made our own ragu from scratch for a number of dishes, such as Lasagna and nibbles, and we always wondered why a convenient ragu in a jar was not available in like, every supermarket!
So the EPRONTO brand was created.
What does EPRONTO Mean? It literally means: "it's ready!", and every cooking Italian will scream this once food is ready and getting on the table.
So, we created a cool website for our brand, (www.epronto.co.uk) and gathered plenty of positive feedback and many happy customers ... but why stop there?
Everybody loves a convenient and easy to use product, even better when it's genuine and healthy. So we went back to the drawing board and we identified that our meatballs are one of our bestseller and most loved items, second only to our handmade lasagna.
During the pandemic, our customers asked for small portions of meatballs and the idea of producing them in a convenient glass jar that can be enjoyed at anytime was planted in our heads.
After many trials, experiments and tests we were able to finally create them!
All our products respect our values of healthy eating, we only use genuine ingredients: our meatballs are free from preservatives and artificial ingredients. Made with locally sourced meats and prepared by hand in our commercial kitchen in Glasgow, EPRONTO meatballs are juicy and packed with flavour.
Ready to be enjoyed with a bowl of spaghetti or by themselves, EPRONTO Meatballs in Tomato Sauce are a great meal solution and we can't wait to launch them!
Now, we are looking for your help to make it into a reality and get out Meatballs In Tomato Sauce ready for you!
Our goals for this crowdfunding campaign, in a nutshell:
- Improve our packaging sustainability (ideally getting rid completely of bubble wrap)
- Procure necessary ingredients to MAKE a lot of meatballs: jars, caps, labels, tamperproof, packaging, raw foods ingredients.
- Increase our efficiency by finalising the installation of our new BIG steriliser machine (so we can make even MORE MEATBALLS)
- Invest in marketing in order to create repeated business and make more delicious products for you!
With your help, we can accomplish everything!