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Who are we

Since 1992 we have been taking people on a Mediterranean journey without leaving new zealand

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We strive to deliver a diverse portfolio of popular brands, each with its own unique identity, so you can create memorable experiences that you will enjoy sharing.

We are one of the fastest-growing importers of authentic Mediterranean food and beverages.

We pride ourselves in sourcing genuine and traditional ingredients that offer great value.

Consider us your Ambassadors Of Taste.

Our History

DISCOVER HOW IT ALL BEGAN

Prodotti Ltd was founded in 1992 and is one of the oldest companies in the sector.
We began by specializing in importing dry Italian food products.

In 2016, a new team took the reins of Prodotti with a common vision to offer all New Zealanders a real taste of the Mediterranean lifestyle.
We now import the best pasta, cheese, cured meats, antipastos, condiments, wine, beer, and spirits from Spain, Greece, Belgium, Portugal and more. We also source on-demand, commercial kitchen appliances, pizza ovens and accessories.

Our valued clientele includes foodservice companies, supermarkets, cafes, restaurants and independent food stores.

We have built strong relationships with our historical suppliers and regularly visit them in the Mediterranean to find new ideas and products to share with you. We are committed to selecting suppliers that hold the highest food safety standard in the world.

Promises

We aim to bring you the best and most interesting Mediterranean products.

We call ourselves Ambassador of taste because every one of us is committed to bringing you tailored solutions and great value.

We encourage our team to think outside the box to find and share new ideas so we can continue to evolve.

We bring value through our commitment to:

  • FOOD SAFETY – certified by the highest worldwide food standard certifications
  • REDUCING FOOD WASTE – delivering longer shelf-life without compromising quality and taste. Managing food waste by extending shelf life for a more sustainable future
  • AUTHENTIC FOOD – we offer the real experience, certified by European standards
  • KNOWLEDGE – we know our products in every detail, from the environment and production techniques that make them special to the best way to import them
  • COST SAVINGS – We can help you to use our products to reach the best outcome and save money
  • SUSTAINABLE – we are members of the Packaging Forum NZ, The Soft Plastic recycle Scheme NZ, APCO Australia and we work closely with our supplier to find sustainable packaging solutions without compromising food safety and quality

We recognise that food waste has a higher environmental cost than plastic packaging. Because of this, Prodotti strives to source products with reduced packaging or that helps reduce food waste by using packaging that improves product shelf life.

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Meet The Team - Ambassadors Of Taste

Prodotti’s Ambassadors of taste are a mix of people from around the world: Italy, New Zealand, Russia, India, Philippines, Peru and more.

Just like a great meal, something special is created when you mix unique ingredients that bring out the best in each other.

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The difference between good and great food is passion and excellent ingredients.

MARCO CANEGALLO

Managing Director

I’m in love with food because it brings people together and lets them connect. To me, singing is the secret to great food… because when you are in love, you sing. I sing when I ride my Ducati, I sing a serenata, and I sing when I make pizza!

LORENZO POLLARA MILAZZO

Director & National Sales Manager - Retail Division

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BRENDON RUTLEDGE

Director & National Sales Manager - Foodservice Division

I believe that the key to doing anything at the highest level is passion – food is no different. If I were a dish, I’d be Pasta all’arrabbiata, because, like me, it’s spicy!

MITCHELL JAMES

Supply and Operations Manager

I savour those special moments enjoying good food with family and friends.

MICHELE BORJA

Finance Manager

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VALERIYA ZHELNOVA

Customer Service

The difference between good and great food is passion and excellent ingredients.

MARCO CANEGALLO

Managing Director

El Presidente

I’m in love with food because it brings people together and lets them connect. To me, singing is the secret to great food… because when you are in love, you sing. I sing when I ride my Ducati, I sing a serenata, and I sing when I make pizza!

LORENZO POLLARA MILAZZO

Director & National Sales Manager – Retail Division

Trade & Enterprise Minister

To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art. People
who give you their food give you their heart. Top ingredients, simplicity and
passion, bring warmth and love to every occasion.

BRENDON RUTLEDGE-MALYO

Director & National Sales Manager – Foodservice Division

Cuisine & Innovation Minister

I believe that the key to doing anything at the highest level is passion – food is no different. If I were a dish, I’d be Pasta all’arrabbiata, because, like me, it’s spicy!

MITCHELL JAMES

Supply and Operations Manager

Customs & Transport Minister

I savour those special moments enjoying good food with family and friends.

MICHELE BORJA

Finance Manager

Minister of Finance

I’m a proud mom of a gorgeous boy and a career-minded foodie with a penchant for great style.

VALERIYA ZHELNOVA

Customer Service

Foreign Affairs Minister

Feed me till I want no more.

ERYL JONES

Retail Territory Manager

Ambassador Of Taste

Life is a combination of magic and pasta.

FEDERICA TROMBACCIA

Territory Sales Manager

Ambassador Of Taste

Keep your friends close and your pizza closer.

FEDERICO EVANGELISTI

Retail Territory Manager

Ambassador Of Taste

Cooking is always done with someone in mind; otherwise, you’re simply preparing food to eat.

ROBERTO COLNAGO

Retail Territory Manager

Digestive Officer

Cooking for the people you love is one of the greatest gifts you can give.

DIANNE THORBURN

Foodservices Territory Manager

Ambassador Of Taste

Italy is the most diverse wine producing country in the world; the more you delve in the more it offers.

RICHARD DE FLEURY

Wine Specialist

Beverage Ambassador

My passion for Italian food and wine of over 40 years stems from a career in the Italian car industry with Fiat, Lancia and Ferrari introducing me to the equally wonderful delights of Italian cuisine.

PHIL CLARKE

Wine Specialist

Beverage Ambassador

Pairing wine with food is an art form where each enhances the other’s beauty.

VITTORIO BARBATI

Liquor Specialist

Beverage Ambassador

Foodie adventures are the best adventures.

NICOLÒ “NICK” PEDINELLI

Specialist

Ambassador Of Taste

Pasta, Pizza, Wine. YES!

FRANCES BLAKELEY

 

Territory Manager

Ambassador Of Taste

I like people who love to eat. They’re the best kind of people in the world.

JANINE SMITH

 

Territory Manager

Ambassador Of Taste

Believe it or not, I was a horse trainer for Appaloosa and Quarter horses in Italy.

MASSIMILIANO “MAXY” MARTINELLO

 

Territory Manager

OCD Ambassador

I love creating special moments with great company and a fine bottle of Italian wine.

PAOLA GARCÍA GÁLVEZ

Marketing Specialist & Customer Service

Persuasion Specalist

There is something fascinating about the limitless potential of interesting food.

ANDREW MCLEOD

Marketing Manager

Head Of Propaganda

Mediterranean culture means you never leave someone’s house with an empty belly or without getting a hug or without the promise of seeing you again very soon.

SARA POLANSCHI

Personal Assistant

Presidents Guardian

Cooking for the people you love is one of the greatest gifts you can give.

DIANNE ISLES

Accounts Administrator

Ambassador Of Taste

Good food gives you a good mood.

AMANDEEP SINGH

Dispatch Supervisor

Port Marshall

Friends who love food are the best.

PETER LAULU

Warehouse Supervisor

Custom Agent

Laughter is brightest in the places where there is good food.

GURVINDER KAUR

Dispatch Assistant

Stevedore

Good food is energy for the body. Bad food makes you tired.

MULIAGA KISO MAIFALA

Storeman

Assistant Customs Agent

I’m like Valentino Rossi; I’m fast and friendly with plenty of spice!

 

STEVE ORR

Delivery Driver

Navigator

First, we eat.
Then, we do everything else.

JOBAN SINGH

Delivery Driver

Navigator

GURPREET SINGH

Delivery Driver

Navigator

Happiness is all about the choices
we make every day.