About | The Louise Prete Story

"Sugo means sauce."

- Michael Malleau, C.E.O. & Founder, Louise Prete Food

(Pictured: Michael Malleau, 2019)

"We all know good sugo is hard to find."

Growing up, Michael Malleau watched as his Nonna, Louise Prete, worked her magic in the kitchen. 

"Louise Prete loved to cook and connect through food. It was her mission. The time spent with my grandmother in her kitchen watching her lovingly prepare food for her family and guests is where I discovered my love of food and my inspiration for Louise Prete Food."

Michael decided to follow his heart in the tradition of his Nonna and the love of cooking to bring you a taste of Italy. 

"Nonna and I bonded and connected through the act of teaching and learning how to make her version of a simple sugo recipe."

This tradition was the foundation of our sugo that we share with you. Many of our interpretations of Louise’s iconic recipes have not only garnered commercial success but have delighted our families and loved ones for generations. 

Our Vision is to build a place where food brings people together to celebrate Italy's new generation of art, culture, food and wine.

Our small batch locally-produced Italian Pasta Sauces are created using our signature family recipe and ingredients.

We use All Natural, Non-GMO Verified, Low Sodium, Low Sugar, Gluten-Free ingredients. We know the importance of a good tomato and use imported DOP Italian tomatoes. And we only use fresh Ontario Garlic & Basil. 

With a conscious commitment to our environment and community Louise Prete Food hopes to inspire and make a difference for generations to come.


"Sauce matters...

...so eat with others, be in the moment and love your cooking. 

Buon appetito!"

-  Michael Malleau