Luca Montorio has fond memories of his Italian childhood, which taught him the importance of striking a good balance in life.
Today his kitchen is the hub of family activity where he lovingly prepares good food for his family and friends. PEPPUP was such a great hit with his family and friends, both kids and adults, that he decided to bring it to the market. Today we chat to Luca to find out more about his products.
Have you always had an interest in food, how did you get started?
I have always believed that good food revolves around family and friends. I like to combine a few simple ingredients to create interesting and alternative flavours that all the family can enjoy. I married the much-loved classic Italian combination of roasted red pepper with tomato to create PEPPUP, our family ketchup, as a wholesome alternative to shelf bought tomato ketchup products. From there my story has continued with developing a range of pasta sauces and now cooking services for the food service.
Where do you source your raw ingredients?
What inspires you as a producer?
Taste with high nutritional quality.
Is there anything unique about your product?
Fresh homemade flavour. All Natural, No water, thickeners, preservatives. Fat Free, Gluten Free, Suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians.
Do you have a favourite product or one your most proud of?
PEPPUP Original Ketchup was the first and has brought me along this journey.
Are you working on any new products?
Yes, we have some new cooking sauces for the food service in 3 new flavours.
What’s the best way to use your products?
Good with everything. PEPPUP all you favourite dishes.
What food best compliments your products?
Fresh and local produce of meat and vegetables.
Where can we buy your products?
They are found in NI in many Centra, Supervalu, Eurospar stores as well as independent delis, butchers and cafes.
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