About Us

Quality Starts with Authenticity

Growing up, Chef Neil Fusco grew up on a small farm in southern Italy, where hard work was just a part of everyday life. He was the eldest of five, the first-born son of Italian farmers who eventually immigrated to New York. Every morning he and his family rose with the sun and followed his mother on the mile-long trek to the tomato fields. There, it was their job to pull out the weeds between the rows of tomato plants. The earth and its fruit were their livelihood, so they cared for it with the same attention to which you might care for a dear family member -- every day was measured by the work his family did, and every season was measured by the crops the earth produced with their help. 

Chef Neil began working in the food industry, first as a restaurant owner and chef and then as the founder of Cucina Antica. In building Cucina Antica Foods Corp., his goal has been to offer a quality product that families can feel good about sharing, of building bonds around tables and food. His hope is that these products may help make many beautiful meals and memories around your table.  The Cucina Antica line features award-winning pasta sauces and organic salad dressings and ketchup made with imported Italian San Marzano tomatoes and made with no added sugar, no preservatives, and no paste!

It's Not Just a Pasta Sauce!

 The cooking and pasta sauces are made with imported Italian San Marzano tomatoes — and never with artificial preservatives, added sugar, water, or tomato paste. Chef Neil makes the products through an artisanal production method that allows consumers to cook the sauces without losing any flavor.

"The artisanal method leaves ample room for the home chef to truly make homemade meals, and the consumer does not need to worry about our sauces becoming acidic from over cooking. Most other sauces are made to simply be warmed and served, but our sauces allow the home chef to discover new pasta-bilities! We offer a product that is unique."