Alfresco Pasta Brand plans to expand and relocate its operations from Nashville to Bells, Tennessee. The $3.8 million project is expected to create 58 new jobs in Crockett County.
The expansion and relocation will support the company’s growth and increasing product demand. Located at 278 Evans Road, Alfresco plans to be operational by the 2nd quarter of 2022.
“We appreciate the tremendous support we’ve gotten from TNECD and other groups within Crockett County, and we love the solid work force and strong shipping lanes for transportation that the area offers. Moving to our new location in Bells will enable Alfresco Pasta to increase our production capacity by over six times our current rate, helping us meet the growing demand for our high-end product line including with large national accounts. It also gives us the ability to expand our offering with innovative new products to keep up with the rising demand for fresh, healthy foods,” Chris Grisson, president, Alfresco Pasta Brands said.
With more than 20 years in the artisan food industry, Alfresco Pasta specializes in handcrafted fresh pasta, sauces, pizza dough and prepared meals. Since its founding in Nashville in 2000, the company has grown its restaurant, hotel and high-end foodservice customer distribution network to include more than 10 warehouses serving 40 states.
“Alfresco Pasta’s decision to continue to do business in our state underscores Tennessee’s business friendly climate and highly skilled workforce. Tennessee provides companies with a number of advantages to help them grow and succeed, and we believe Alfresco Pasta will find a welcoming home in the Bells community. We thank Chris and his team for their continued investment and job creation in Tennessee,” TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe noted.